Sex Offender Caught After Attacking Woman In Pioneer Square

Seattle police arrested a sex offender near Pioneer Square early Monday moments after he attacked a woman on the street.

Just after 4 AM, the victim was returning home from work and was walking to her apartment when the suspect attacked her from behind.

The 37-year-old man grabbed the woman, attempted to rip off her clothes and fled the scene.

A witness called 911 and reported seeing what he believed was a sexual assault, and provided officers with a good description of the suspect.

Police quickly arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect, who they learned is a level 2 registered sex offender. Officers booked the man into the King County Jail for investigation of sexual assault.

Officers consoled the woman and spoke to her about the incident before she was taken to a hospital for injuries suffered during the attack.

Sexual Assault Detectives will be handling the case.

Two Arrested After Drive-By Shooting in Rainier Beach

Seattle Gang Unit Detectives arrested two men suspected of opening fire on a Rainier Beach home late Monday night.

Just after 11pm Monday, police responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the 9800 block of 57 Ave S.

When officers arrived, they located .45 caliber bullet casings at the scene and found that two homes and a parked car had been struck by gunfire. Thankfully no one was injured.

Later in the evening, a man called 911 and told police he’d been targeted in the shooting. The man said he his vehicle was damaged in the incident, but he was uninjured.

When officers met with the man, he told them he was driving on Renton Ave S. when he noticed a silver Audi A6 following him. After the victim turned off Renton Ave S on to 57 Ave Someone in the Audi opened fire on his vehicle. The gunfire only grazed the victim’s car.

Hours later, around 1 AM Tuesday, Gang Unit detectives spotted the silver Audi near 51 Ave S and S Pilgrim St. Gang detectives stopped the Audi and found three people and two handguns in the car.

After gang detectives discovered two of the men in the car—a 22 year-old man and 23 year-old man—were felons and unable to legally possess firearms, they arrested the men for felony weapons violations and impounded the vehicle. Officers released the third passenger from the scene.

Detectives are now investigating whether Monday’s incident is related to any other recent shootings, which have led police to bolster patrols in the Rainier Valley.

Motorcyclist Dies After Crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct

A 34 year-old man has died following a collision just after 11pm Sunday night in the 500 block of the Alaskan Way South.

Seattle Police dispatchers started receiving 911 calls around 11:15 pm of a motorcyclist down in the north bound lanes of the roadway. Officers arrived a few minutes later, located the man and immediately began CPR before the Seattle Fire Department arrived.

Seattle Fire arrived and took over life saving measures, before declaring the man dead at the scene. The Seattle Police departments Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. The King County Medical Examiner responded and will work with the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad with the investigation.

The north bound lanes of the Alaskan Way viaduct were closed for several hours while the collision was investigated.

There is no evidence that another vehicle was involved, but appears that excessive speed played a role in the single vehicle collision. The Viaduct was reopened for north bound traffic just before 4 am Monday morning.

Suspect Sought After Stabbing on Aurora

A 31-year-old man was stabbed at an Aurora motel Tuesday night after a love triangle took a violent turn.

Just before 9 pm, a motorist called 911 after spotting a man bleeding on the street in the 8200 block of Aurora Ave N. Officers arrived, along with the Seattle Fire Department, and began treating the man for his injuries.

At the scene, the 31-year-old victim and his girlfriend both told officers the stabbing was the result of a lovetriangle gone wrong, and that the suspect was a man who was also romantically involved with the victim’s girlfriend.

The pair told police that earlier that evening, the suspect was visiting the woman at her motel room when he received a call from her boyfriend, the victim of the stabbing.

The victim and the suspect argued over the woman, and agreed to fight. The victim boarded a bus and headed to the motel, where he confronted the suspect outside the woman’s motel room.

The confrontation escalated, and the suspect stabbed the victim once in the shoulder before fleeing the motel.

Medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers and a K9 team searched for the suspect but weren’t able to find him. Police have identified the man and are now working to find and arrest him