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Edmonds Police Department – Officer Involved Shooting Media Release

Due to the case being an active and ongoing investigation, the Seattle Police Department will be deferring questions about the incident to the Edmonds Police Department.

Vehicle Strikes Officer Who Fires Shot During Confrontation in Edmonds

An off-duty Seattle Police officer interrupted the theft of his vehicle today at an apartment complex in the 9500 block of Edmonds Way. After being confronted, a suspect struck the victim with the stolen vehicle, knocking him to the ground. The victim discharged a handgun at the suspect(s) as they fled in the stolen vehicle. The vehicle was later located in the Burien area. No arrests have been made. The victim sustained minor injuries during the encounter and received treatment at a local hospital.

The incident unfolded just after 5:30 AM when the victim confronted the suspect(s) after hearing his personal vehicle start while he was getting ready for work. When he got outside, he found the suspects had broken a window and entered his Hyundai Santa Fe. A suspect drove at the victim, knocking him down, and the victim fired his weapon. Initial reports were that a fired round struck a nearby fence. Investigators now know that is not the case and that a single round struck a door on the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle. Whether the handgun was personally or department-owned is currently under investigation.

The stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was found in a Burien apartment complex by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The victim had placed an Apple Airtag in his vehicle, which assisted with its quick location and recovery. The car was brought back to Edmonds PD and searched under a search warrant. At the time of the theft and assault, the victim’s vehicle had department equipment secured inside. Those equipment items, including a department-issued handgun, radio, and ballistic vest, have not been recovered. Seattle Police are aware of this information.

Currently, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident. EPD detectives believe that at least two suspects are involved and will continue investigating this case as they lead the criminal investigation. They will work with the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office to determine potential charges related to this incident.

Seattle Police sent members of their command staff and a force investigation team to the scene as part of their standard protocol.

Seattle Police Update: The name of the Seattle Police officer involved in the shooting is Officer Jeremy Bohannon.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Edmonds Police Department at 425-771-0200 or Edmonds PD will provide further updates as the investigation allows.