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Woman found dead in home of suspect involved in Sequim police shooting

The City of Sequim said the traffic stop "rapidly escalated and became physical" leading to the Sequim police officer firing his gun.

SEQUIM, Wash. — A woman was found dead in the home of a suspect involved in a police shooting during a traffic stop in Sequim Thursday morning.

The woman's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Around 4:30 a.m., a Sequim police officer conducting a traffic stop near W. Washington Street and N. Third Avenue became involved in an altercation with the driver of the vehicle, according to the Kitsap Critical Incident Response Team (KCIRT). 

The City of Sequim said the traffic stop "rapidly escalated and became physical," leading to the Sequim police officer firing his gun.

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Two Clallam County deputies responded to assist the Sequim officer. Multiple civilians also assisted, according to KCIRT.

The Sequim police officer was evaluated at a hospital and released with minor to moderate injuries. The suspect was also evaluated and released to police custody.

Around 8:40 a.m., Clallam County deputies received a request for a welfare check on a woman in the 100 block of Senz Road, according to KCIRT. Investigators learned it was the suspect's residence. 

Port Angeles Police Department officers found a deceased woman at the residence.

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