A mother took to Facebook to ask for prayers for her son, who had just called her and admitted to killing an officer, and wounding another. Carolyn Washington wrote: "In shock My son killed a police officer and wounded another one Asking for PRAYER."
A dispatcher said "Henry Washington called, said he'd killed an officer, needs to go to the hospital, and then hung up. Said he was going to call his mother." The incident happened in Bothell, Wash.
Her son is Henry Eugene Washington, and he was booked earlier today on three counts: homicide, assault, and vehicular assault. His bail was denied.
Washington's Facebook profile picture shows him holding a gun, with support for Black Lives Matter.
Washington allegedly took the life of officer Jonathan Shoop in Bothell, Washington, on Monday night. Shoop had attempted to pull Washington over, but Washington hadn't stopped. Instead, he had continued driving and crashed into a moped.
Officer Aaron Snell issued a press release, on behalf of the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, about the shooting, "According to video footage and witnesses, a male exited the Pontiac and walked towards the police SUV while firing a handgun at it. The male then ran from the scene as the police SUV continued forward, glanced off the Pontiac and rolled several hundred yards before coming to a stop against a tree."
Shoop was killed, while the other was wounded. That officer has since been released from the hospital.
Washington was arrested without further incident after officers found him in the early hours of the morning hiding on a nearby roof. A handgun was found on his person.
Washington's mother posted again to Facebook, seeking support from friends and family during her grief over her son's crimes.