Police: Man who killed Bothell officer claimed self-defense

SEATTLE (AP) — Court documents say a man arrested in the fatal shooting of a suburban Seattle police officer claimed he fired in self-defense to keep his car, gun and marijuana from being seized. Henry Eugene Washington did not appear in court for an initial hearing Wednesday. Jail officials reported that he was medically unavailable; further information about his condition was not immediately available. King County District Judge Joe Campagna ordered Washington held without bail in the death of Bothell police officer Jonathan Shoop. The King County prosecutor’s office intends to file charges Friday.