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Man accused of stealing car, gun from SPD officer killed along I-5 charged with 3 felonies

Roger Owens, Jr. (Washington Department of Corrections)

Three felony charges have been filed against the man accused of stealing a Seattle police officer’s car moments after she was killed in a roadside crash.

King County prosecutors say 49-year-old Roger Lee Owens, Jr. was driving a stolen U-Haul and caused a crash along I-5 on June 13.

Owens told police off-duty officer Alexandra “Lexi” Harris had stopped to help him when she was hit and killed by another vehicle.

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According to new court documents, Owens said he panicked and drove away in her SUV.

Police said Owens also stole her backpack, which had her police badge and gun inside.

He was arrested last week at a hotel in Bellevue’s Eastgate area.

Owens is charged with hit-and-run, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm, with bail set at $250,000.

He’s expected back in court July 1.

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