Kirkland Police Officer Involved in Shooting at Motel 6


At approximately 11:10 pm Monday September 17th, Kirkland Police Officers were conducting a foot patrol in the parking lot of the Motel 6, 12010 120th Place NE.  The Officers heard a female outside of the Motel and near the parking lot yelling for help.  The female explained to the officers that she was the victim of a crime, and she pointed out a white male adult who was running through the lot.  The Officers ordered the male to stop, but he got into a vehicle and began to leave the lot at a high rate of speed.  Officers continued to order the male to stop who suddenly swerved his vehicle at an officer as he drove east bound through the lot.  The officer felt threatened and fired one round from his service weapon at the vehicle.  This caused the driver to steer away from the officer, but he continued out of the Motel parking lot.  KPD Officers pursued the vehicle as it left at a high rate of speed.  Approx 4 blocks away, the suspect lost control of the vehicle and he crashed in a car dealership parking lot.  The suspect exited his vehicle and was taken into custody by KPD officers after a short foot pursuit.  The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he is in stable condition with a bullet injury to his left shoulder. The suspect is currently in custody at the hospital.  No other citizens or Kirkland Officers were injured during this incident.  The King County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Task Force was requested to respond and is handling the primary investigation with Kirkland PD Detectives assisting.  The involved Kirkland Officer, with approximately 3 years experience, was placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is routine for officer involved shootings.