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Trooper shot at while attempting to stop car on I-405 in Tukwila

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Law enforcement is searching for a driver who shot at a Washington State Patrol trooper on Interstate 405 on Sunday evening in Tukwila.

Officials said a trooper was attempting to pull the vehicle over for speeding on northbound I-405 near West Valley Highway.

However, the driver did not stop, and shots were fired from the car. The trooper was not struck.

The trooper lost the car when it took the state Route 169 exit in Renton, but officials later reported that Kent police had found the car involved in the shooting at the Rock Creek Landing Apartments. However, no suspects were found.

“Trooper’s good. He’s safe; he’s well. Obviously, I can imagine he is shaken up,” Trooper Chase Van Cleave said during a briefing.

Authorities closed NB I-405 in the area of I-5 to search for evidence.

Troopers said there were three people in the car but believe it was the driver who shot at the trooper.


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