Officers Recover Guns, Drugs, Arrest 3 in Undercover Operation


Seattle police officers arrested three people and confiscated two handguns and a small amount of heroin in an undercover drug operation on Wednesday.

The arrests happened after an undercover officer purchased .5 grams of heroin for $40 from a 20-year-old man shortly after 10 p.m. near the intersection of Terry Avenue and Terrace Street. The suspect had two teen-aged companions with him.

Officers quickly moved in and arrested the 20-year-old suspect, and a 17-year-old male who was carrying a .22 caliber revolver. A 14-year-old girl ran away, but was caught. She had a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol that police believe was handed to her by the 20-year-old suspect before the drug purchase.

The 20-year-old was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA) with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor warrant. The teens were booked into the Youth Service Center.




Stick up Man Caught in the Act of Robbing Lake City Business

A 27-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday after robbing a Lake City Way 7-11 store with a realistic looking pellet gun.

An officer was flagged down by a passerby near the 7-11, shortly after 4 a.m., in the 3200 block of NE 145th Street regarding a suspicious person inside the store. When the officer looked inside, he saw a masked robber pointing a gun at the store clerk, whose hands were raised in the air.

The suspect left the store while the lone officer was waiting for backup. The officer ordered him to drop his weapon. The suspect did so and was held at gunpoint until other officers arrived. He was arrested without incident.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery. The pellet gun replica of a Colt 1911 style handgun was placed into evidence.


A Man Was Shot and Killed After He Pointed a Gun At Officers

A man in his 30′s was shot and killed late last night after he aimed a gun at officers.  On 7/1/14, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Washington State Patrol Troopers (WSP) was involved in a pursuit of a white pickup truck Northbound, near the Pierce/King County line.

The vehicle-occupied by an adult man and adult woman travelled northbound into Seattle. The vehicle crashed near Swift Ave and S. Eddy St. The female remained in the car and was  later transported to Harborview Medical Center for injuries she sustained from the car crash.

The male passenger jumped out of the pick up truck and ran a couple blocks and hid inside a storage shed.

A Seattle Police k-9 was called to the scene to assist with the search of the suspect. The k-9 officer and a cover officer began searching the area when they came upon the suspect hiding in a yard- inside a storage shed.

The suspect appeared from the shed and pointed a gun at the officers.

The cover officer fired multiple times, striking the suspect. The suspect died at the scene.

The Force Investigations team , Homicide and CSI responded and processed the scene.

This is an active investigation.

Man in Hospital Following Early Morning Shooting

A 21-year-old man is in serious condition from multiple gunshot wounds following a shooting in a Beacon Hill neighborhood early Tuesday.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 3 a.m. in the 2900 block of 12th Avenue South and found spent casings on the street and sidewalk, as well as at least one vehicle struck by gunfire. A home in the 1200 block of South Forest Street also was damaged by gunfire. No one at the home was injured and the family living there was unaware a shooting had occurred.

While investigating the scene, officers learned the victim had been taken to the Harborview Medical Center, HMC, with multiple gunshot wounds to his face and chest. He remains at the hospital.

Officers and Gang Unit Detectives responded to HMC and identified the victim and three witnesses. At this point it’s not known what precipitated the shooting, or precisely where it occurred . This is an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.



Would-be Burglar arrested

A homeowner chased away a burglar who attemped to pry open a window in the victim’s home. This morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., the victim was at his home in the 1500 block of E. Olin Place packing up his laptop computer and preparing to leave for the day when he heard a noise coming from a window behind him. The victim turned around and saw an unknown man attempting to pry the window open.

The victim waved his hands above his head toward the suspect to alert him to his presence. The suspect saw the victim and ran from the window. The suspect vaulted over a metal fence surrounding the property and ran southbound on 15th AVE E.

Officers quickly arrived at the scene and spoke with the complainant. While conducting their search, officers noticed a man matching the suspect’s description running southbound on 15th AVE E in the middle of the street.

The suspect boarded a King County Metro Bus. Officers stopped the bus and escorted the man off the bus.  The complainant responded to the scene where he positively identified the suspect as the man who attempted to break into his home.

The 24-year-old man was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.