Detectives Investigating Friday Night University District Shooting

Detectives are investigating after two men were shot at a University District house party Friday night.

Witnesses began calling 911 just after 10 p.m. to report shots fired in the 5200 block of 20 Avenue Northeast.

Officers arriving at the scene found one person with a gunshot wound to the arm and provided them medical aid.  Seattle Fire Department Medics arrived a few minutes later and took the 24-year-old man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

A second victim, a 22-year-old man, later arrived at Sweedish First Hill with a gunshot wound to the calf.

Officers interviewed the victims and witnesses who said they were at a party when a fight broke out. The witnesses went on to say they heard multiple gunshots and then saw two vehicles speeding away.

Gang Unit Detectives are now continuing to work with the victims and witnesses to develop a suspect description and descriptions of the two vehicles.  If you have any information in this case please call (206)625-5011 and request to speak with an officer.

Officers Arrest Man After He Sets Ex-Girlfriend’s RV On Fire

Officers arrested a man in SODO this morning after he violated a domestic violence no-contact order and set his ex-girlfriend’s RV on fire.

The victim, a 44-year-old woman, called 911 just before 4:30 a.m. today to report her ex-boyfriend had violated a court order. The woman was living in an RV in the 800 block of South Dakota Street.

Police quickly converged on the vehicle and found the 43-year-old suspect locked inside. The woman told officers the suspect had gasoline inside the RV and had threatened to burn it.

SWAT and Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene and attempted to convince the man to peacefully surrender.

Just before 6:15 a.m., the suspect set a smoldering fire to the interior of the RV.

At 7:45 a.m. the suspect jumped out of one of the RV windows and SWAT officers arrested him.

Seattle Fire Department firefighters extinguished the fire while medics took the suspect to Harborview Medical Center for burns and smoke inhalation.

Twelve SPD employees and one K9 received follow-up medical care for smoke inhalation.

The suspect remains under guard at Harborview Medical Center and will be booked into King County Jail upon release.

Detectives Investigating Homicide in Highland Park Neighborhood

Detectives are investigating after a body was found in the 8400 block of 1 Avenue South just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told detectives there was a disturbance at the address just before an unknown make and model of car sped away. The witnesses went on to say that a man who had died, was lying on the ground where the car had been.

Detectives will now work with the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death. This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the homicide/assault tip line at (206) 233-5000.

Detectives Investigating After Man Shot and Left at Delridge Apartment Complex

Detectives are investigating after a man who had been shot was dropped off at a Delridge Apartment complex early Friday morning.

Residents of the 5000 block of Delridge Way Southwest called 911 Friday at 2:45 a.m. reporting a man who had been shot.

Police arrived and found the man who had clearly been shot twice in the back. Seattle Fire Department medics took the 28-year-old victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Gang unit detectives are investigating and believe the shooting took place in another location and the victim was driven to this address where he was dropped off.  Detectives are now searching for the vehicle that initially transported the victim. Detectives are asking anyone with information in this case to please call the tip line at (206) 233-5000.

Officers Arrest Pair for String of Fire Alarm Burglaries

Police arrested a pair of burglars, suspected of triggering apartment building fire alarms to cover break-ins over the last month, after they pulled the same scam Sunday evening in Greenwood.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Northeast Thornton Place to a report of a burglary Sunday night at 9:30 p.m.  Police arrived and spoke with the victim who said they had to exit their apartment following a fire alarm. While speaking with officers, the victim began receiving notifications their credit cards were being used at a nearby store.

Officers quickly began searching near the store and found two people that matched the description of the people detectives believed to be responsible for a string of similar burglaries.  Officers stopped the 38-year-old man and 44-year-old woman and found them to be in possession of the victim’s car key.  Major Crimes Task Force detectives responded to the scene and spoke with the suspects who later admitted to more than a dozen additional burglaries.

Detectives booked the two into King County Jail for investigation of burglary, fraud, and multiple warrants.