Police officer, Coast Guard veteran murdered on a traffic stop. He and his fiancé were preparing to get married.


BOTHELL, WA – The Bothell Police Department has identified the officer that was killed in the line of duty Monday night.

In a press release, the department said:

“Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot while attempting to stop a violator vehicle on July 13th at around 9:40 PM. Officer Shoop died from his wounds at the scene.”

The department continued:

“Jonathan Shoop started his law enforcement career at the Bothell Police Department on June 3rd, 2019 after serving in the United States Coast Guard. Jonathan was a dedicated officer who served the City of Bothell with professionalism and compassion. Jonathan was well liked amongst his peers and throughout the community. Officer Jonathan Shoop will be dearly missed.

“Officer Shoop is survived by his fiancé, his mother, and his two brothers.”

KIRO7’s Deedee Sun tweeted:

“A growing memorial for the Bothell officer shot and killed by a suspect last night. Many people in Bothell tell me they want @BothellPolice to know they care – deeply. And say their hearts are broken by this loss.”

Many showed up to add flowers and signs to a memorial for Officer Shoop on his patrol vehicle.

The second officer shot during the incident has not been identified, bu he was reportedly released from the hospital in satisfactory condition.

Bothell Mayor Liam Olson also released a statement on the death of Officer Shoop. 

That statement read:

“Our hearts are broken. Yesterday, July 13 marks a tragic day in Bothell’s history.  Police Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot and killed in the line of duty.  A second Police Officer was also shot but was not seriously wounded and has been released from the hospital.

“On behalf of the entire Bothell City Council, we send our thoughts and prayers to Officer Shoop’s family and want our Bothell Police Department to know we grieve with you.  You have our unwavering support during this incredibly difficult time.

“The City’s current focus is on supporting our fallen officer’s family and ensuring our police department has the counseling, mental well-being resources and peer support they need.

“The past few months have been unprecedented and difficult for first responders and now to lose one of our own is a horrific incident to comprehend.  We are all so proud of the Bothell Police Officers who worked through the night, along with several of our neighboring agencies, to professionally and competently take the suspect into custody, protecting the community from further harm.

“We are incredibly grateful for the surrounding law enforcement agencies who are assisting us now with call coverage and law enforcement support, so that services in our community are covered.
“Thank you to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, who stepped in immediately to investigate this shooting incident.  When something like this happens, it is important for us to have a complete and thorough investigation. This external and independent investigation is vital for our community and department.
“Our amazing community has already been reaching out wanting to know how they can help.  Once we determine the family’s desires or wishes, we will share any pertinent information with our community.  Follow Bothell Police and City of Bothell social media channels for the most current updates.
“This is a traumatic event that has befallen our Police Department and our entire community.  Together we will begin the healing process.  As Mayor, I am so thankful to be part of such a compassionate and caring community.” 

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Here’s our original report on the officer involved shooting.
One officer is dead and another is fighting for his life after a fatal shooting in Bothell, Washington.

It happened overnight on the 9900 block of Northeast 180th Street in Bothell, WA.

The Bothell Fire Department tweeted that “two officers are down after pursuit in Bothell. At least one patient has been transported to area hospital, conditions are unknown.”

Bothell Police also confirmed the shooting and also posted on social media that a suspect was on the run after an officer-involved shooting.

Not long after, a suspect was arrested by police after being found “hiding on a rooftop”.

Deedee Sun from KIRO7 shared SMART reports (Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team) that the suspect had been apprehended.

Police later confirmed that the suspect had been apprehended and taken into custody “without incident” – this after he was found hiding on a nearby rooftop.

Here’s the backstory.  Officials say the shooting happened when Bothell officers responded to a traffic stop.

Bothell PD Captain Mike Johnson confirmed that one officer was killed:

“The police activity behind us is in response to an officer-involved shooting. I can confirm that one of our officers has been hit, and is at Harborview being treated, and another officer is deceased. At this time we’re not identifying that officer.”

At the time of the press conference, the suspect was still on the run.

“The suspect is still at large. He is armed and dangerous. We’re asking anyone with any information to please call 911 … the suspect is described as a Black male wearing a gray tank top, baggy sweatpants … [and] he is armed with a handgun.”

Everett Police spokesperson Aaron Snell said in a press conference “the shooting and chase began when Bothell officers responded to a traffic stop on Bothell Way Northeast around 9:40 p.m.” After the driver was pulled over, he “led police on a short car chase before he got out and started running.”

At this point, police are still trying to figure out whether the suspect had been involved in a hit-and-run, the Seattle Times said, and right now the reason for the traffic stop remains unclear.

According to the Seattle Times,  many streets in downtown Bothell were blocked by law enforcement officials including Bothell Police and Fire Department, the King County Sheriff’s Office, Kirkland Police Department and Northshore Fire Department.


Q13Fox showed footage of the cordoned off perimeter.

Jonny Colunga filmed a video – it was posted to Twitter by user @stbryan2019 and was taken at the scene.

In first seconds of footage, a man says:

“Did he just shoot that cop? Yeah, dude, he just shot that cop … dude, I think he just shot that f**king cop.”

Another man says:

“He just f**king killed that cop.”

A woman then says:

“He’s not moving, he’s stopped right there.”

She yells at pedestrians:

“Don’t go down there, there’s a shooting, get out of the way.”

Another woman says:

“Somebody has a gun, don’t do it … there’s somebody with a gun.”

The other woman says:

“There was a lot of shots.”

The first woman says:

“This is not good, guys. This is not ok.”

One witness on Twitter said he saw the suspect “run right past me full sprint. I’m trying to ascertain if the officer down is okay. The medics were fast on the scene.”

Another saw the shooting victim pulled from gray sedan near Bothell Landing Park.

All over social media, there were reports of the shooter being seen at the Baskin-Robbins store near the University of Washington.

Photojournalist David Nelson said a helicopter was sent to assist with the search for suspects.

According to KIRO-7’s Gary Horcher, police, dogs, and helicopters were on the scene in downtown Bothell searching the area and a second officer was in hospital in a “satisfactory” condition.

This is a developing story.  We’ll bring you new details as they become available.


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