Two Seattle police officers shot in botched robbery, one in critical condition

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Two Seattle police officers were shot Thursday while responding to a robbery at a 7-Eleven, according to the city's police department.

A female officer, age 42, is in satisfactory condition, according to the hospital.

One officer was shot in the chest but their vest stopped the bullet, Best said.

Officers responded to a robbery on the 600 block of First Ave. shortly after 1 p.m. local time. His injuries are considered life-threatening. The Seattle Police Foundation had said earlier that the officers were "alert and OK".

Police are searching for a possible third suspect: A black man with a dark complexion, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 250 pounds.

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The Seattle Times reported that the shootings followed a robbery at a convenience store. A female suspect struck one of the officers with a bottle and a third suspect opened fire, wounding the officers, police said.

Nearby buildings were on lockdown and streets were closed as police officers wearing tactical gear swarmed to the scene.

The scene where two polcie officers were shot in Seattle on Thursday. "When we walk out front, there's a guy standing out front who points at us and tells us to go back". The three robbery suspects fled, but when police tried to stop them a block away, the officers and suspects began fighting.

Brad Clough, who works at a bicycle fix shop in the area, said he heard sirens and saw at least several dozen police officers converge on the scene.

A third suspect fired at the officers and the officers fired back, Best said.

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