Arrest made after 2 officers shot in Seattle

The Latest: Arrest made after 2 officers shot in Seattle

The Latest: Arrest made after 2 officers shot in Seattle

Two Seattle police officers have been shot while responding to a downtown robbery Thursday, police told The Associated Press.

One male officer, 30, is in critical condition, according to Harborview Medical Center.

One officer is listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

While one officer struggled with the male suspect on the ground, the girl struck the officer over the head with a bottle, police said.

The officers were shot while responding to a robbery at a downtown convenience store. While the Seattle Police Department confirmed that officers fired their weapons during the incident, but the cause of the male suspect's death will be determined and released by the King County Medical Examiner.

Police said Thursday night that officers found the male suspect deceased. The 19-year-old then ran to the entryway of an office building where he shot at police, who returned fire, Best said.

A suspect also had significant injuries and another was in custody, the wire service said. "All suspects in custody".

"Our hearts and our thoughts are with those officers and their families", Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said.

The shooting occurred near Madison Street and Western Avenue, just blocks away from the downtown waterfront, the Seattle Police Department announced on Twitter.

The public should avoid the area while police investigate.

Several blocks in the area are still closed to traffic while the investigation is ongoing.

Hospital officials now say the more seriously wounded of two Seattle police officers shot responding to a robbery is in serious but stable condition. A female officer, 42, is in satisfactory condition.

Authorities said Thursday that investigators were searching for a third person involved in the incident.

One of the old federal buildings in the area is blocked and people in the building are still sheltering in place until police "render it safe", according to Deputy Chief Carmen Best.

The incident unfolded Thursday afternoon with a reported armed robbery at the convenience store.

Chief Kathleen O'Toole tells reporters the injuries appear minor.

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