Rough night in Seattle......... Seattle cop shot dead in drive-by attack http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33571716/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts Rookie female officer returns fire after colleague is killed, NBC station says NBC, msnbc.com and news services updated 7:58 a.m. PT, Sun., Nov . 1, 2009 SEATTLE - Seattle police say an officer has been fatally shot, likely the first police officer killed in the line of duty in the city since 2006. Police say a male officer was training a female student officer in a marked patrol car Saturday night when their vehicle was struck several times by gunfire. They say the student officer suffered minor injuries in the shooting that took in the mostly residential Central District. NBC station KING 5 reported that a female rookie officer was in the drivers seat of a parked patrol car while her trainer, a male officer, was in the passenger seat. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here A vehicle pulled up alongside the patrol car and someone inside opened fire, KING 5 reported. The trainer was struck and killed, police said. The rookie officer, who was grazed by a bullet, managed to return fire as the car backed away and fled the scene, KING 5 reported. Police say no other details were available. A call on Sunday to a police spokesman referred inquiries to the department's Web site. After-hour calls Saturday were not immediately returned. In August 2006, rookie officer Joselito Barber was killed when a woman drove her sport utility vehicle through a red light and broadsided his patrol car.