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              Seattle Police officers walk with guns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, Ap...

              A police officer carrying a rifle runs past a downtown building and near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in d...

              Police officers crowd a street adjacent to the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, Apr...

              A K-9 unit stands near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Pho...

              A Seattle firefighter walks near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 201...

              A Seattle Police SWAT vehicle drives near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, Apri...

              A Seattle Police vehicle turns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, ...

              A Seattle Police SWAT vehicle turns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April...

              A Seattle police officer carries a rifle as he runs near the scene where two police officers were shot responding to a robbery downtown...

              A Seattle police officer, right, puts an arm around the wife of another officer as they walk near the emergency entrance while helping ...

              Seattle Police crime scene investigators take measurements near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown S...

              A Seattle police officer watches with his gun drawn near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle,...

              A Seattle police officer sits with his hands on his knees near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Se...

              Deputy Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best briefs reporters near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Sea...

              Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, talks with Deputy Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, center, and Captain Deanna Nollette, acting chief o...

Seattle Police officers walk with guns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, Ap...

A police officer carrying a rifle runs past a downtown building and near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in d...

Police officers crowd a street adjacent to the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, Apr...

A K-9 unit stands near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Pho...

A Seattle firefighter walks near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 201...

A Seattle Police SWAT vehicle drives near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, Apri...

A Seattle Police vehicle turns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, ...

A Seattle Police SWAT vehicle turns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April...

A Seattle police officer carries a rifle as he runs near the scene where two police officers were shot responding to a robbery downtown...

A Seattle police officer, right, puts an arm around the wife of another officer as they walk near the emergency entrance while helping ...

Seattle Police crime scene investigators take measurements near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown S...

A Seattle police officer watches with his gun drawn near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle,...

A Seattle police officer sits with his hands on his knees near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Se...

Deputy Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best briefs reporters near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Sea...

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, talks with Deputy Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, center, and Captain Deanna Nollette, acting chief o...

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Seattle police officers were shot and injured during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who later died, after a robbery at a downtown convenience store.

Three people are suspected in the Thursday robbery at a 7-Eleven store near Pioneer Square, the city's oldest neighborhood, said Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best.

Officers chased two suspects, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, who ran from the store, police said.

While one officer struggled with the male suspect on the ground, the girl struck the officer over the head with a bottle, police said. The 19-year-old then ran to the entryway of an office building where he shot at police, who returned fire, Best said.

Authorities closed off several downtown blocks throughout the afternoon as police cruisers flooded the area and SWAT officers searched a nearby federal building where the suspect had barricaded himself inside. The girl was arrested nearby.

Police said Thursday night that officers found the male suspect deceased.

It wasn't immediately clear if the man died from police gunfire. Police said his cause of death would be determined by the King County Medical Examiner.

A third suspect, another 19-year-old man was later identified and taken into custody.

One of the wounded officers, a 30-year-old man, was initially listed as critical with life-threatening injuries after being shot in the chin and ribcage. Harborview Medical Center officials upgraded his condition within a few hours to serious but stable. Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best said the wounded officer was talking.

A 42-year-old female officer was listed in satisfactory condition at the same hospital. She was released Thursday night, after her ballistics vest stopped a bullet headed for her chest.

Their names haven't been released but police said the female officer has worked for the department for three years while the male officer has worked there for two years.

A second male officer, a 27-year veteran, sustained a hand injury in the shooting and was also treated and released from the hospital. The male officer struck with a bottle was treated at the scene.

"Our hearts and our thoughts are with those officers and with their families," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Authorities are investigating and police said the officers who fired their guns would be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice.

Cindi Raykovich, the co-owner of a running store in the area, described the scene from her business as it unfolded Thursday.

"We've got the doors locked, and the cops are all around us," she said. "They want us to stay in the back room. When we walk out front, there's a guy standing out front who points at us and tells us to go back."

The department disclosed the shooting on Twitter, saying the robbery had been reported near the waterfront, several blocks south of Pike Place Market.

Brad Clough, who works at a bicycle repair shop in the area, said he heard sirens and saw at least several dozen police officers converge on the scene.

"Wow. This is real," he said, describing SWAT officers racing down the street.

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Associated Press writers Phuong Le and Martha Bellisle contributed to this report.