Detectives Investigating After Man Struck in Leg by Gunfire

Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man in the Rainier Beach neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 9200 block of Rainier Ave South when several callers reported hearing gunfire around 6:15 PM. When officers arrived they located a man shot in the lower leg.  Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center to treat his non-life threatening injuries. Police do not believe he was the intended target of the shooting.

Witnesses have reported the passenger in one car began shooting at another car in the parking lot. Police have located shell casings in the drive-thru of a restaurant in the block, which have been collected as evidence.

Gang detectives are speaking with witnesses and will be handling the investigation going forward. If you witnessed or have information on the shooting please call 911 to speak with an officer.

Police Arrest Four In Queen Anne Abduction Case

Police have arrested four men after an abduction from a Queen Anne home Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Queen Anne North at about 11 AM to investigate a report of a disturbance during an apparent ‘intervention’ gone wrong. Officers directed the caller’s boyfriend to leave as his presence was a source of conflict with the others present. Unbeknownst to officers, the caller’s husband followed his wife’s boyfriend out and abducted him.

The husband assaulted the boyfriend, bound him, put him into his four-door Lexus and drove away.

Officers began searching for the suspect and quickly learned that he committed a hit and run collision at 40th and Stone Way North during his escape attempt. Police called the man on his cell phone and persuaded him to surrender.

Officers arrested the suspect and freed the victim.

The victim is currently receiving treatment at Harborview Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries he sustained during the course of being assaulted and abducted.

Police arrested three additional adult male accomplices at the original scene and believe that all involved suspects are now in custody.

Detectives have responded and have taken responsibility for continuing other investigation. All four men will be booked into King County Jail on investigation of kidnapping.

Detectives Investigating Late-Night Gunfire in Dunlap Neighborhood

Police have collected evidence and are investigating after a shooting caused a car crash in the Dunlap neighborhood late Saturday night.

Officers were sent to investigate several reports of gunfire and an associated car crash near Rainier and Cloverdale at about 11:15 PM. A witness told police that one car began shooting at another, causing the victim car to crash into a pole before both left the area. No one was injured in the shooting.

Gang detectives collected spent bullet casings at the scene while other officers located the now abandoned victim vehicle near by. Police impounded the car as evidence and gang detectives will be handling the continued investigation.

If you witnessed the shooting or have any information please call 911 and speak with an officer.


Police Make Drug Dealing Arrest at Downtown Park

Officers arrested a man for drug dealing Saturday afternoon at a Downtown Seattle park.

Officers Wes Collier and Mike Virgilio were at Victor Steinbrueck Park watching the crowds as folks enjoyed the weather and nearby Pike Place Market when they received complaints of a man thought to be dealing drugs.

The suspect, unaware he was now being watched by police, continued to sell. Officers Virgilio and Collier watched the man make several more hand-to-hand transactions, receiving money and passing out an unknown substance. Based on what they witnessed the officers developed probable cause and made the arrest.

Police found the man to be carrying an additional 3.1 grams of crack cocaine and $175 cash. Officers Collier and Virgilio booked the man into King County Jail for drug possession with the intent to sell.



Police Bag Wallingford Bike Burglar

Officers arrested a burglar Friday night after he broke into a storage unit and stole two bikes from a Wallingford apartment complex.

A witness called police just before midnight to report a man he didn’t recognize in his apartment’s parking garage in the 4300 block of Stone Way North. The suspect had broken into a storage locker in the garage and appeared to be “working” on a pair of bikes.

The suspect fled the garage carrying two bike frames after being spooked by the witness. Officers found the bike-wielding burglar a few blocks away at N 40th and Stone Way thanks to the timely witness who verified officers had their man.

Officers late booked the 30-year-old suspect into King County Jail on investigation of burglary.