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Woman killed at Everett business; suspect arrested after police shootout

EVERETT, Wash. -- A man accused of killing his ex-wife at a business in Everett is in the hospital Friday after a shootout with police.

Everett Police say a man showed up to Achilles plastics manufacturing plant on 80th Street SW Friday morning and shot his ex-wife before fleeing in a red Corvette.

Police responded at about 8 a.m. and found Rebecca J. Phebus, 57, on the ground outside the plant. They attempted to give her CPR, but she was pronounced dead.

About two hours later and 10 miles from the homicide scene, Everett Police say an officer spotted the suspect's Corvette.

Officials say the man opened fire on officers on McDougall Avenue in north Everett. Six Everett police officers and one Snohomish County deputy fired back, officials said.

Despite the intense exchange, the man was not hit by bullets. Officials say he exited his vehicle and was hit by a less than lethal round before being taken to the hospital.

Authorities say they recovered a handgun in the front passenger seat of the man's vehicle. It's unclear if that was the same gun used in the homicide.

The victim's identity has not been released.

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