Homicide Investigation in Rainier Valley

Homicide detectives are conducting their investigation following a fatal shooting that occurred Friday afternoon near Columbia City.

Shortly after 1:00 pm, officers responded to reports of shots fired near Rainier Avenue South and South Genesee Street.  As officers were responding, a separate call came in that an adult male with life-threatening gunshot wounds arrived in a vehicle at Harborview Medical Center.  Officers were able to quickly determine that the two incidents were related.  Seattle Police and Seattle Fire responded to that incident, and SFD began life-saving measures on the victim.  Despite their efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives responded to both the Rainier Avenue  scene and outside of Harborview.  Detectives are conducting interviews and processing both scenes.

At approximately 3:00 pm, officers observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description near Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it took off at a high rate of speed.  Officers pursued, and the three occupants in the suspect vehicle abandoned the car and ran on foot near 47th and South Thistle.  Officers chased and caught two of the men, taking them into custody.  A third suspect is still at large.

A gun was recovered at the scene.  The car was impounded and the suspects are being interviewed by detectives.

If anyone has information on this incident they are asked to contact Seattle Police homicide detectives at (206) 684-5550.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.