Federal Way police say officers shot a 27-year-old man after they say he opened fire on them during a traffic stop.
The Seattle Times reports the man was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thursday evening, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said in a text message.
Police spokesman Comm. Kurt Schwan officers responded to an armed robbery at The Commons Mall and then conducted a traffic stop on a suspect's vehicle.
Schwan said one of the car's occupants began shooting at officers, and three officers returned fire and shot the man.
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No officers were injured.
Schwan says the Valley Investigation Team will conduct an independent investigation. The officers involved will be placed on administrative leave, following standard protocol.