Gang Detectives Investigating Overnight Shooting in Central District

SPD Gang Unit detectives are investigating after a 38-year-old man showed up at a First Hill hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after 1:00 am Wednesday 911 began receiving calls of “shots fired” in the 100 block of 25th Avenue South.  East Precinct patrol officers arrived and located several shell casings in the street, but did not locate any victims or witnesses to the shooting.  As the scene was being processed, the 38-year-old male victim arrived at Swedish Hospital with one gunshot wound to each arm.  The injuries are considered non life-threatening.  The victim declined to provide patrol officers or detectives with information about the incident.  Gang Unit detectives continue to investigate.

Two Capitol Hill Condo Burglars Caught, Stolen TV Recovered

On Wednesday, August 15th, a victim called police to report a burglary at a condominium building located in the 1400 block of Boylston Avenue.  Two suspects, a man and a woman, entered a common area inside the building where they stole a large, 72″ wall mounted  flat screen television.  This burglary occurred at approximately 3:00 am, but wasn’t discovered until hours later.  An officer took the report and obtained video surveillance footage from the building.

The following day the victim observed the female suspect return to the building and called police.  Officers responded and arrested the 29-year-old female without incident.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF)  interviewed the suspect, and she was later booked into the King County Jail.  The 26-year-old male suspect was identified and detectives discovered that he was already in the Snohomish County Jail on unrelated warrants.  During that arrest, the suspect was armed with a handgun.

Today, a detective responded to the Snohomish County Jail where the suspect was interviewed.  He provided information as to the location of where the stolen television was stored.  The detective and Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the television and returned it to the victim.  The detectives will refer this case to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for charges.

Man Steals Pizza Delivery Car, Devours Chicken Wings Before Arrest

Police arrested a car thief on Capitol Hill early this morning after he stole a pizza delivery driver’s vehicle, ate some chicken wings, and invoked an obscure (some might say non-existent) federal statute in an attempt to street-lawyer his way out of trouble.

Around 1:30 AM Thursday, police were called to the 1400 block of Broadway by the delivery driver, who told officers he had parked his car across the street from his workplace and returned a short time later to find an empty spot where his car had been parked. He told police he had left his keys in the ignition.

The driver described his car to officers, noting the car had a lighted Domino’s sign on its roof, and police set off into the neighborhood to search for the vehicle.

A short time later, an officer spotted the car driving with its headlights out, going the wrong way on a one-way street near 11th Avenue and East Denny Way.

Police arrested the driver, who claimed the stolen car belonged to a friend of his, and that “he was 80% sure that federal law allowed him to take the car.”

Officers noted he appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine and alcohol, had a suspended license and is legally required to only drive vehicles with an ignition interlock device. The car he stole had no such device.

Officers arrested the 27-year-old man for auto theft and a Department of Corrections warrant, and booked him into the King County Jail.

Police inspected the stolen vehicle and found the suspect appeared to have consumed a box of jalapeno chicken wings. He had also apparently disposed of the car’s Domino’s sign, which was not recovered.

Two Females Injured in Central District Drive By Shooting

Gang Unit detectives are investigating following a shooting that occurred late Wednesday afternoon that left two females with non life-threatening injuries.  The suspect fled the scene in a black car.

Shortly after 5:00 pm, officers responded to 22nd Avenue and East Pine Street for reports of shots fired.  The female victims told officers that they were driving in the 2100 block of East Pine when they pulled over to let another car that was travelling in the opposite direction pass.  As the vehicle passed, the  suspect driver fired several shots at the victim’s car, striking the two victims.  The victim’s vehicle then struck an unoccupied parked car, as the suspect drove off westbound and left the area.

The victims were transported to the hospital where they were treated for their injuries.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department.

Detectives Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Central District

Detectives will be handling the investigation following a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon in the Central District.  A 22-year-old man was struck in the leg and was transported to Harborview Medical Center where he will be treated for his non life-threatening injuries.

At 12:45 pm witnesses called 911 reporting hearing several gunshots near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and East Union Street.  Officers responded and located the victim in the parking lot of a business in the 2700 block of East Union Street.  Officers secured the scene while Seattle Fire treated the victim’s injuries.

Investigators later determined that a suspect, described as a black male, driving a green colored sedan, drove out of the parking lot and fired several shots at the victim, striking him.  The suspect vehicle continued eastbound on East Union Street.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Seattle Police.