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Originally published February 19, 2014 at 5:06 PM | Page modified February 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

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Wounded suspect in Camano Island shooting hospitalized

A suspect in a double shooting on Camano Island last weekend remains hospitalized after being shot by police.


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A man suspected of shooting a man and a woman on Camano Island last weekend remains hospitalized after being shot by police.

The 34-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, was wounded in Mukilteo on Sunday after leading police on a high-speed chase from Camano Island, according to Edmonds police. He remains hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The suspect is accused of wounding a man and a woman in the 500 block of Michelle Drive on Camano Island just after 3 p.m. on Sunday. The male victim remains hospitalized while the woman has been released, Edmonds police said Wednesday.

It’s unclear why the suspected gunman opened fire on the couple. Police are also piecing together what happened when the suspected gunman was shot and wounded.

According to police, Island County authorities issued a police bulletin after the man and woman were shot indicating that a gold Toyota Camry had been seen fleeing the scene. State Patrol troopers spotted the car about six minutes later as it headed south onto Interstate 5 from the Stanwood exit, the State Patrol said.

Police said the vehicle was clocked at speeds up to 100 mph as it headed south.

The suspect ultimately headed west onto state Highway 526 — the Boeing Freeway — and crashed at the intersection of 88th Street Southwest and 53rd Avenue West in Mukilteo, authorities said.

The suspect got out of his car and was shot, according to police.

None of the officers was injured.

Authorities have not said whether the man suspected of the Camano Island shooting fired at police.

Two Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies, a State Patrol trooper and an Everett police officer have been placed on administrative leave while the case is investigated.

On Tuesday, the State Patrol identified Trooper Mallorie Gerstmann as one of the four officers who opened fired on the suspect. Gerstmann joined the agency in March 2012.

The other three officers have not been identified.

Jennifer Sullivan: 206-464-8294 or jensullivan@seattletimes.com. On Twitter @SeattleSullivan



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