Two Seattle police officers have been shot while responding to a downtown robbery Thursday, police told The Associated Press.
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). A Seattle police officer, right, puts an arm around the wife of another officer as they walk near the emergency entrance while helping provide food and other supplies to other officers at Harborview Medical Center, Thursday, . The hospital tweeted that the male officer was upgraded to serious condition, and that the female officer remained in satisfactory condition.
The female officer's bulletproof vest protected her and she suffered minor injuries; the male officer was hit in the face and has more serious injuries, Best said.
The officers were shot while responding to a robbery at a downtown convenience store.
Seattle police say that suspect was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. and that officers were interviewing the person.
Officers discovered the body of a male suspect from the robbery after the shooting, according to a police statement.
One suspect was dead, authorities said, and another was being questioned. The female suspect is in custody, another male suspect was apprehended after barricading himself in a nearby building.
UPDATE 2:25 p.m.: One suspect is now in police custody, Times reports.
A Seattle Police SWAT vehicle turns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Police cruisers flooded the area, closing streets, and officers warned people to stay away.
A Seattle Police SWAT vehicle drives near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Several blocks in the area are still closed to traffic while the investigation is ongoing.
Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a police spokesman, later confirmed that that suspect had died. A second officer, a 42-year-old female, was listed in satisfactory condition.
The officer was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The incident unfolded Thursday afternoon with a reported armed robbery at the convenience store. Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best said the wounded officer was talking.
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