Officers Investigating Sunday Evening Chinatown-International District Shooting

Officers are investigating after a man approached a King County Deputy in the Chinatown-International District and revealed a gunshot wound in his forearm.

The 50-year-old victim told officers he was in the 500 block of South Jackson Street Sunday around 8 p.m. when he was approached by a known person who shot him in the arm.  The victim said that he may not have been the intended target because the shooter had been in an argument with another person who he had been standing near.

Officers searched the neighborhood but believe the suspect drove away from the area, possibly in a silver Honda Civic.

Seattle Fire Department medics treated the victim’s non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further evaluation.

Officers Arrest Man for Arson Following Sunday Morning Apartment Fire

Seattle police responded to the 4700 block of 42 Avenue Southwest Sunday at 1 a.m. to assist the Seattle Fire Department with an apartment fire.

Fire fighters were able to get the blaze under control and the Fire Marshal began attempting to determine the cause of the fire.

The resident of the apartment returned to the scene and advised the Fire Marshal that he had intentionally set the fire.

Officers took the man into custody and booked him into King County Jail for investigation of arson.  Arson Detectives will now work with the Prosecutor’s Office as this case moves forward.

Shooting Suspect Surrenders After Standoff Shuts Down Lake City Way

Officers arrested a man in the Lake City neighborhood Monday morning after he fired shots from his apartment balcony.

Officers were called to the 11000 block of Lake City Way Northeast just after 5:30 a.m. for reports of possible fireworks in the area. Police arrived and heard what they believed to be gunshots coming from an apartment building. Officers confirmed their beliefs when witnesses said a resident had been firing a handgun off a balcony. Officers surrounded the building and began attempts to make contact with the 36-year-old suspect.

Hostage Negotiators and SWAT team members responded to the scene and took over attempts to contact the man as Traffic units closed Lake City Way Northeast to limit any risk to the public.

After six hours of attempts to coax the man out of his apartment, the suspect exited the building and surrendered to officers.

Seattle Fire Department Medics responded to the scene and took the man to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation.

Officers will book the suspect into King County Jail for reckless endangerment once he has been cleared by doctors.

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Detectives Investigating After SODO Crash Sends Officer to Hospital With Minor Injuries

Detectives are investigating after a Seattle Police patrol car crashed through a fence in the SODO neighborhood.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 500 block Royal Brougham Way near the Greyhound bus station, Sunday morning around 5:45.  One of the responding officers was driving to the scene and lost control of the vehicle in the 3300 block of Airport Way South.  The vehicle careened through a fence and came to rest on some nearby train tracks.

The officer was taken to Harborview Medical Center for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Officers investigating the initial call were unable to find any sign of shots fired.

Detective Investigating Saturday Morning SODO Homicide

Police were actively patrolling the area of the 1700 block of 1 Avenue South around 12:20 a.m. Saturday after a large crowd had left a concert at a near-by venue, when they heard shots fired. Officers arrived at the scene and found a 34-year-old man in critical condition who had been shot.  The Officers immediately began first aid and CPR until Seattle Fire Medics arrived and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) where he later died. Officers on scene also found a second male gunshot victim 32-years-old who was also taken to HMC with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives believe this incident began as a physical disturbance between several individuals. Homicide detectives interviewed the second gunshot victim and have released him pending further investigation.
Anyone with any information are asked to please call the Homicide Tip Line at (206)233-5000.