Revealed: Officer was murdered by Black Lives Matter supporter involved with drugs and guns; media ignores

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BOTHELL, WA – Another officer was murdered attempting to protect the citizens of his community on Monday evening. 

Officer Johnathan Shoop, 32, was gunned down as he attempted to make a traffic stop on a Black, Pontiac G6 driving on Highway 522 in Bothell, Washington at approximately 9:40 pm on the evening of Monday, July 13, 2020. 

The traffic stop gave way to a short car chase in which the driver, 37-year-old Henry E. Washington hit a pedestrian on a scooter in a crosswalk and then barreled through the center median and stopped along the 10300 block of Woodinville Dr.

At this time, according to details written in a press release by Officer Aaron Snell of the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, who is currently investigating the incident, stated:

“According to video footage and witnesses, a male exited the Pontiac and walked towards the police SUV while firing a handgun at it.  The male then ran from the scene as the police SUV continued forward, glanced off the Pontiac and rolled several hundred yards before coming to a stop against a tree.”  

Assisting officers arrived on the scene to find both officers in the SUV had been shot, with Shoop in the driver’s seat.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A tweet sent out by the Bothell Fire Department confirmed that two officers were “down” following a pursuit.

Bothell Police Department captured the suspect after he was found stuck between two buildings after climbing down from where he had been hiding from officers on the roof of one of the buildings. 

He was taken to King County jail at approximately 3:04 AM and booked into jail on Investigation of Homicide, Felony Assault, and Vehicular Assault. 

Officer Shoop was, of course, white. Reports say that the suspect is black.

Given all the racial tension right now, one would think the media would be swarming on that topic.

Yet, a white cop was murdered by a black suspect and almost 48 hours later main stream media is silent.

Why is this particular murder not receiving continuous news coverage?

Could it be because the suspect is a Black Lives Matter “activist,” and it doesn’t quite fit the narrative currently being pushed all over the mainstream media? 

Online screen grabs shared by noqeport.com show the suspect, Henry Eugene Washington, in several pictures holding large amounts of cash, multiple types of drugs, and firearms and a clear depiction of his alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement by way of a banner on his profile picture and multiple posts supporting their cause. 

Washington is allegedly supporting a “peaceful” movement for the Black Lives Matter Organization, yet he was quick to gun down an officer in cold blood. An officer who was simply attempting to make a traffic stop?

Oh, and let’s not forget the completely innocent bystander that was mowed down in his attempt to flee from police. 

A traffic violation turned into murder in a matter of minutes and the mainstream media is largely silent

The media has reported the suspect’s name, but we have yet to see a photo of him on any major networks.

It was barely a blip on CNN and didn’t even show up on MSNBC.

No doubt the mainstream media counts on people watching and absorbing what they’re spoon fed without questioning or doing their own research.

Officer Shoop has recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with the Bothell Police Department on June 3, 2020. He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran, and a graduate of the University of Washington.

He is survived by his fiancé, his mother, and two brothers according to a statement released by the Bothell Police Department. 

According to Captain Mike Johnson:

“He had a lot of career left in him.”

His brother Evan Shoop stated:

“He wore a few hats, but he always wanted to be a police officer. He wanted to do the service thing while he had a chance.  He was always drawn to it.”

Let his name be remembered. 

Say HIS name: Officer Jonathan Shoop.

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Here’s Law Enforcement Today’s original report on Officer Shoop’s line of duty death.

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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