Two Seattle police officers were shot Thursday following an apparent robbery, with one in critical condition.
One suspect is in custody and the other is dead, according to the Seattle Police Department.
One officer was shot in the face and rib cage and the other was shot in the chest, Seattle police Deputy Chief Carmen Best said.
The incident occurred around 1:25 p.m. according to The Seattle Times.
The officers were investigating a robbery at a 7-Eleven at 627 First Ave.
A fight between the suspects and officers ensued, Seattle police said. A female suspect allegedly hit one officer in the head with a bottle.
A male suspect then opened fire on the officers.
A female officer, age 42, is in satisfactory condition and a male officer, age 30, is in serious condition, according to Harborview Medical Center. His injuries are considered life-threatening, the hospital said.
One officer was saved from more serious injuries by their bulletproof vest, according to Best.
A third officer suffered a grazing wound to the hand and was not hospitalized.
Following the incident, one of the suspects barricaded himself in a building.
Live TV images from KIRO-TV showed police unloading a robotic device at the scene. Local businesses were told to shelter in place.
Several blocks in Seattle are closed while police investigate. Washington State Ferries is diverting vehicles leaving their ferries at Colman Dock.
A third person initially believed to be wanted in the incident has been determined to not be involved, according to Seattle police.
This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.
Staff writer Kenny Ocker contributed to this report.