Police officer, 41, dies after being shot in head then run over by suspect driving a Mini Cooper throughout traffic stop exterior a Starbucks in Washington State
- A police officer was shot and killed on Friday afternoon close to the campus of Everett Community College in Washington State
- Officer Dan Rocha, 41, was killed in the road of obligation on Friday afternoon
- Gunshots have been heard at round 2:15pm exterior a Starbucks near the school
- An officer in uniform was seen on the bottom in the moments after the taking pictures because the gunman sped away, working over the physique
- Gunman’s automotive was concerned in a automotive crash minutes later sending a van with kids inside onto its aspect and damaging one other automobile
The metropolis of Everett, Washington State was paralyzed on Friday afternoon after a police officer was shot and killed exterior a Starbucks earlier than main police on a two mile high-speed chase that ended with a multi-car crash throughout from the campus of Everett Community College.
Initially there have been experiences of a taking pictures at a Starbucks to which police responded.
Gunshots have been heard at round 2:15pm. A uniformed officer was seen on the bottom in the moments after the taking pictures in the car parking zone of the Starbucks espresso store because the gunman sped away, working over the physique in the method.
One witness mentioned the officer was killed immediately having being shot in the top.
But the suspect’s crime spree continued because the gunman sped off in his automotive inflicting a multi-car accident.
On Friday night, the fallen officer was named as dad-of-two, 41-year-old Dan Rocha who had lived in Everett for greater than a decade and served with the Everett Police Department since 2017.
‘It is with nice sorrow that we inform our group that Officer Dan Rocha was killed as we speak in the road of obligation. He first labored in parking enforcement and in 2018 grew to become a completely commissioned police officer.
‘He served the City of Everett as a patrol officer in North Everett for many of his career and was properly revered by each the group and his fellow officers. His loss will ceaselessly depart a void in our company and our group. Officer Rocha is survived by his spouse, two sons and enormous prolonged household. Please hold them in your ideas throughout this extraordinarily troublesome time,’ the Everett Police Department wrote in an announcement.
The suspect, a white male, was seen being arrested by police on Everett traffic cameras
The suspect was driving a Mini, seen middle. He was shortly arrested, pictured by the zebra
Several vehicles have been concerned in collision after a fleeing suspect drove by way of an intersection
The suspect was believed to have been driving this Mini Cooper which led to the collision
Members of the emergency providers have been all shortly on scene following the collision
Up to 30 patrol vehicles have been on scene. The suspects Mini Cooper can be seen, middle
On Friday night, the fallen officer was named as dad-of-two, 41-year-old Dan Rocha who had lived in Everett for greater than a decade and served with the Everett Police Department since 2017
Officers chased the suspect in his Mini Cooper for about two miles by way of Everett.
The suspect was then concerned in a automotive crash on the intersection of thirty fifth and Rucker.
It brought on a white van with kids inside to topple onto its aspect whereas a blue automobile was additionally seen to be a write-off having been concerned in the smash.
The suspect, a white male, was shortly arrested and brought into custody, police mentioned. His arrest was caught on traffic cameras positioned on the intersection. He transported to Providence Colby Campus hospital.
So far, the id of the suspect or officer concerned has not been launched experiences Komo.
The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response crew have additionally responded to the scene along with officers from the Everett Police Department.
Everett Police described what was occurring as a ‘important incident’ on Friday afternoon
A blue automotive may very well be seen having been totaled whereas a white van rolled onto its aspect
Three vehicles have been concerned in the collision on Friday afternoon in Everett
The scene of the automotive accident may very well be seen in footage from a tv information helicopter
A ten mile air exclusion zone was arrange across the metropolis following the crime spree
The office was shot exterior a Starbucks. HIs patrol automobile may be nonetheless seen in the car parking zone. The officer’s physique was positioned underneath a yellow sheet, seen in the middle of the image
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers launched an announcement on the officer’s demise on Friday night.
‘Our hearts ache for the household, mates, and colleagues of the fallen officer,’ it learn.
‘On behalf of Snohomish County, we provide our deepest condolences to your complete group shaken by this lack of life and people cops who can be out preserving our group secure, even underneath the shadow of this tragedy.
‘We will present any assist the City of Everett wants and name on everybody to take a second to honor the people who find themselves right here to serve and shield.’