Man accused in officer’s death pleads not guilty

SEATTLE (AP) — The man accused of causing the death of a Bothell police officer during a gunfight in July has pleaded not guilty to aggravated first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and vehicular assault. Henry Eugene Washington, 37, was charged in King County Superior Court four days after a traffic stop in Bothell turned into a shootout that killed Officer Jonathan Shoop and wounded police Officer Mustafa Kumcur. Washington is being held without bail. The Seattle Times reports Washington is accused of firing shots into Shoop and Kumcur’s patrol SUV following acar chase on the night of July 13. As both Shoop and Kumcur returned fire,  authorities say Shoop was caught in the crossfire and struck by one of Kumcur’s bullets.