EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state police officer was fatally shot Friday afternoon north of Seattle near Everett Community College.
Everett police in a news release identified the officer as 41-year-old Dan Rocha. Police say a suspect in the officer's killing was arrested minutes after the shooting at the scene of a three-vehicle crash.
A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said Rocha was shot and killed after an altercation with a 50-year-old man who was acting suspiciously in a Starbucks parking lot.
Police say Rocha served as a patrol officer in North Everett for most of his career and was well respected by both the community and his fellow officers.