Woman shoots self during Issaquah traffic stop
May 24, 2011
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.