Everett police officer shot and killed, suspect in custody
Everett police officer Dan Rocha, 41, was killed Friday, after a suspect reportedly shot him and fled the scene near a Starbucks on North Broadway Avenue.
Rocha approached the suspect — who was said to be acting suspiciously — in the parking lot of the Starbucks. The suspect then shot and killed Rocha, before running him over with his vehicle while fleeing, later crashing his car on 35th and Rucker Street.
Police from surrounding jurisdictions responded to the scene with “at least 30 cop cars,” a witness told KIRO 7 News, and arrested the suspect without further incident.
The suspect was then transported to the hospital for a “medical evaluation” following the crash, and will be booked into Snohomish County Jail upon his release.
Streets were blocked at both locations during the incident. Everett Community College was also briefly placed under a lockdown.
KIRO 7 News and KIRO Newsradio staff contributed to this report