The city of Everett, Washington State was paralyzed on Friday afternoon after a police officer was shot and killed in the street across from the campus of Everett Community College.
Initially there were reports of a shooting at a nearby Starbucks. Gunshots were heard at around 2:15pm in an incident directly across from the college which went into lockdown for around 20 minutes.
A uniformed officer was seen on the ground in the moments after the shooting as the gunman sped away, running over the body.
One witness said the officer was killed instantly having being shot in the head.
But the suspect’s crime spree continued as the gunman sped off in his car causing a multi-car accident.
The suspect, a white male, was seen being arrested by police on Everett traffic cameras
The suspect was driving a Mini, seen center. He was quickly arrested, pictured by the zebra
Several cars were involved in collision after a fleeing suspect drove through an intersection
The suspect was believed to have been driving this Mini Cooper which led to the collision
Members of the emergency services were all quickly on scene following the collision
Officers chased the suspect in his vehicle for about two miles through Everett.
The suspect, who was driving a Mini Cooper was then involved in a car crash at the intersection of 35th and Rucker.
It caused a white van with children inside to topple onto its side while a blue vehicle was also seen to be a write-off having been involved in the smash.
A suspect, a white male, was quickly arrested and taken into custody, police said.
So far, the identity of the suspect or officer involved has not been released.
The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response team have also responded to the scene together with officers from the Everett Police Department.
Everett Police described what was happening as a ‘significant incident’ on Friday afternoon
A blue car could be seen having been totaled while a white van rolled onto its side