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Murder suspect shot by police outside Clearview Safeway

The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot of a Safeway in unincorporated Snohomish County.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — A man shot by police in a Snohomish County parking lot Monday afternoon was wanted for murder. 

The Valley SWAT team from King County had been conducting surveillance on the suspect and tracked him to the Clearview Plaza in unincorporated Snohomish County around 2:40 p.m. 

When officers approached the man to surrender, he drove into a nearby vehicle then rammed an unmarked police car several times. Three Valley SWAT members shot at the suspect. He was taken to Harborview and is expected to survive. 

A man in the passenger seat was questioned and released. A juvenile in the backseat of the suspect's car was released to his parents. 

No one else was injured. 

Authorities have not released information about the murder case associated with the suspect. 

The SMART team is now investigating Monday's shooting. SMART is comprised of Snohomish County law enforcement agencies, Washington State Patrol and community members "who respond to and investigate police use-of-force incidents." 

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