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SMART investigating officer-involved shooting in Arlington

A 17-year-old woman is in critical condition at Harborview Regional Medical Center


A 17-year-old woman was shot in downtown Arlington on the morning of Feb. 14 in a shooting involving two officers of the Arlington Police Department.

The woman was airlifted to Harborview Regional Medical Center and is currently in critical condition.

“At about 5 a.m. at the 500 block of N Olympic Avenue there was a disturbance between a male and a female,” said Aaron Snell, a public information officer with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team and an Everett police officer.

“Officers arrived on the scene shortly after and separated the two. The female had a knife,” he said.

A knife was later recovered at the scene.

“It’s not clear yet what the conversation between the female and the officers was before she was shot,” said Snell.

Both Arlington police officers involved fired their weapons, according to Snell. One was a 12-year veteran of the department and the other was a two-year veteran.

Both have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure, said Snell.

The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, a team of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies, is investigating the shooting.

The man, who is now known to be the boyfriend of the woman who was shot, other witnesses and the officers involved will be interviewed or have already been interviewed, according to Snell.

Snell said that the team hopes to have Olympic Avenue fully open by noon.

Additional details will be posted as they become available.


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