UPDATE 5:01 PM (PT): Information from the arrested suspect indicates a third suspect may be involved in today’s shooting, according to the Seattle Police Department.
UPDATE 4:15 PM (PT): The second suspect, initially described as having “significant injuries,” has since died, according to multiple reports.
UPDATE 3:51 PM (PT): All suspects are in custody, according to Seattle Police. The third suspect initially believed to be a part of the incident has been cleared of any involvement.
Condition of the male officer, 30, has been upgraded from “critical” to “serious.”
UPDATE 3:32 PM (PT):A female officer, 42, is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center.
A male officer, 30, is in critical condition and his injuries are considered life-threatening.
UPDATE 3:03 PM (PT): Police are searching for a possible third suspect, currently at large.
In a press conference, the Seattle Police said the officers responded to a robbery when a confrontation ensued, and a suspect opened fire.
An original version of this story is below:
SEATTLE (CBS) – Two Seattle police officers have been shot near a 7-Eleven in downtown Seattle.
The shooting occurred after police responded to a robbery at the store, located near Western Avenue and Madison Street. Two officers, one male and one female, were taken to Harborview Medical Center. A third officer was grazed on the hand.
The Seattle Police Department reports one of the officers was shot in the face and is in critical condition. The second officer, a female, is in satisfactory condition.
Police have two suspects in custody, one with significant injuries, and confirm they are searching for a possible third suspect, described as a 5’11 Black male, 250 lbs wearing a black jacket, glasses and a Seahawks beanie.
Authorities have cordoned off a three-block area surrounding the scene of the shooting and robbery. People have been asked to avoid the area (seen on map below).
This story in developing.