Woman shoots self during Issaquah traffic stop

May 24, 2011

By Staff

State troopers said a driver shot and killed herself early May 17 during a traffic stop in Issaquah.

The trooper had stopped a vehicle along Interstate 90 when he heard a popping noise and discovered the woman inside the vehicle had suffered a gunshot wound.

He then called for medical assistance. Eastside Fire & Rescue medics declared the woman dead at the scene.

The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on the eastbound interstate near the Front Street North exit. The woman had been alone in the Saturn coupe.

Officials later identified her as a 23-year-old Bothell woman and a veteran of the Iraq war.

Concerned family members had alerted the state patrol about the woman.

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