Officer opens fire at pickup in Bothell after car chase

BOTHELL, Wash. -- A 68-year-old Edmonds man was injured when an officer opened fire on his pickup truck after a Friday afternoon police chase.

Video from KOMO's Air 4 at the scene showed a pickup truck with at least seven bullet holes in the windshield near Wayne Public Golf Course, in the 16700 block of 96th Avenue NE in Bothell.

Medics responded after the shooting and the pickup driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

The incident began earlier in Edmonds when a woman who was concerned about her husband called the police, said Cmdr. Don Duncan of the Mountlake Terrace police. The woman said her husband left home, was suicidal and possibly armed.

Officers caught up with the man near the interstate and attempted to stop him. That led to a low-speed chase that ended near the Wayne Golf Course in Bothell.

Course employee Ben Richards was inside the clubhouse during the incident said he heard the gun shots.

"I was in the office, walked out and heard some gun shots and knew something was going down," he said.

Three different law enforcement agencies - from Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Bothell - took part in the incident and it was not immediately clear which of those employs the officer who opened fire. It's also not clear if the shooting victim was armed.

The man's condition is unknown.