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I-90 on-ramp near Snoqualmie closed after shooting

The I-90 westbound on-ramp to State Route 18 near Snoqualmie closed for an investigation, following a shooting that occurred during a traffic stop, according to Washington State Trooper Chase Van Cleave.

All other roads are open, but drivers are being asked to avoid the area, said Gail Folkins, a spokesperson for the City of Snoqualmie.

A driver near the on-ramp was pulled over Friday afternoon by Snoqualmie Police on suspicion of a felony warrant for rape. After the stop, police reported that shots were fired, which promoted the shutdown of several roads in the area.

A local SWAT team responded and removed the driver from the vehicle, who allegedly suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot. The driver was transported to Harborview Medical Center with injuries.

No shots were fired by officers and no officers were injured, Van Cleave said.

The Washington State Patrol will be taking over the investigation from the Snoqualmie Police, Van Cleave said.

There is no current estimate on when the ramp will reopen.

[Update Aug. 30]

The I-90 westbound ramp to State Route 18 near Snoqualmie was closed for four hours Friday, Aug. 27, after a driver fired shots from his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Around noon, the driver was pulled over by Snoqualmie Police near the on-ramp on suspicion of a felony warrant for rape. The FBI had been following the suspect out of Louisiana, according to a city news release.

As officers were exiting their vehicle, they reported hearing a single gunshot and requested backup.

The FBI, A local SWAT team, the Washington State Patrol and Bellevue Police Tactical Unit responded and removed the driver from the vehicle. The driver allegedly suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot, and received medical care from the Snoqualmie Fire Department, before being transported to Harborview Medical Center.

No shots were fired by officers and no officers were injured, Washington State Trooper Chase Van Cleave said.

The Washington State Patrol took over the investigation from the Snoqualmie Police, Van Cleave said.


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