On Monday night, Washingon State Police Office Jonathan Shoop was murdered and his partner was shot and injured following a chase that ended with an innocent pedestrian being struck.
The killer Henry E. Washington fired a weapon at the police SUV vehicle pursuing him. Black Lives Matter radical Henry Eugene Washington, 37, was arrested early Tuesday morning. Washington was hiding on a rooftop not far from the scene of the crime, according to the Seattle Times.
Jonathan Shoop had many roles after graduating from the University of Washington — he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, worked with Washington State Ferries and managed teams at Amazon. But throughout his career, Shoop always wanted to be a police officer. He reached that goal last June, as one of 12 police officers hired by the Bothell Police Department in 2019.
“He wore a few hats, but he always wanted to be a police officer,” his brother Evan Shoop said. “He wanted to do the service thing while he had a chance. He was always drawn to it.”
Henry E. Washington has several photos of guns and money on his Facebook page. The killer is from Arizona who was in Washington state at the time, according to Gateway Pundit. His mother posted on Facebook that her son killed a cop and was asking for prayers.
And the Post Millennial also posted audio of Eugene Washington calling his mother after the shooting.
Next audio block https://t.co/nVwLYbkuPL
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Fox News reported: Bothell Police said Shoop, who was “shot while attempting to stop a violator vehicle” and died at the scene, formerly served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was “well liked amongst his peers and throughout the community.”
The alleged gunman, identified by The Everett Herald as Henry Eugene Washington, is now being held at the King County Jail on charges of homicide, felony and vehicular assault.