Updated 3:53 p.m. 4/20/2017
Two Seattle Police officers were shot on Thursday afternoon as they interrupted a robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store in downtown Seattle. One of the two suspects they were chasing has died from injuries sustained during the chase.
The shooting occurred as police officers chased two suspects on First Avenue around 1:30 p.m.
According to Deputy Chief Carmen Best, one of the officers, age 42, was struck in her bulletproof vest. She is in satisfactory condition. The other officer, age 30, was hit in the face and rib cage. His injuries are considered life-threatening.
The shooting happened several blocks from the 7-Eleven, near Madison Street and Western Avenue, seven blocks south of the Pike Place Market.
One of the two suspects is in custody, according to Seattle Police. Police were searching for a third possible suspect but later said that person was not involved in the robbery.
That suspect is described as a 250-pound wearing a Seahawks beanie hat and glasses.
The officers, one female and one male, are being treated at Harborview Medical Center.
Police have flooded the area, closing streets and warning people to stay away for now.
"We've got the doors locked, and the cops are all around us," said Cindi Raykovich, co-owner of a nearby running shoe store, according to the Associated Press. "They want us to stay in the back room. When we walk out front, there's a guy standing out front who points at us and tells us to go back."