Officers shoot teenage driver in FDA parking lot in Bothell

BOTHELL --  Just after 7 a.m. Friday, security officers at the Food and Drug Administration building in Bothell spotted a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot and went out to investigate.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said, “As security officers approached that vehicle, the suspect backed that vehicle into one of the security officers. Security officers drew their weapons, fired shots at the vehicle. The vehicle left.”

Police said a 15-year-old boy behind the wheel sped out of the parking lot and got involved in an accident. The teen left the accident scene and headed to a nearby residence. When police showed up there, they located the black Chrysler 300 from the shooting incident, then went inside where they found the injured suspect.

“Found a 15-year-old male who had a gunshot wound in the foot,” Ireton said. “Minor facial wounds. Took him into custody.”

A Northshore School District alternative high school is right across the street from the FDA building. Many students saw what happened on their way to class.

“He gets in the car and all these security guards start pointing their guns and are, like, get down, get down on the ground,” Baily Mills said. “He just got in the car and started driving and they started shooting their guns at the car.”

The teen was treated and released from the hospital.

Officers transported the teen to a juvenile holding facility in Everett for booking on second-degree assault.

The Snohomish County SMART team is investigating the incident.