Man Wounded In Shooting at Rainier and McClellan

One man was wounded in a shooting near Rainier Avenue and S. McClellan Street Tuesday afternoon after a gunman opened fire on a passing car.

Police first received a report of the shooting just before 1:45 PM and officers arrived at the scene in just over two minutes.

Officers spoke with witnesses, who reported seeing a group of two men and two women standing in front of a gas station shortly before one of the men in the group pulled out a gun and started firing at a car as it drove past. The group of suspects then fled the scene.

Minutes after the shooting, a man in his 20s arrived at a medical facility at Rainier Ave. S. and S. Brandon Street with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Medics then transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center. 

Patrol officers and Gang Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

We’ll post updates on this incident as they become available.

Masked Men Attack Woman, Steal Marijuana and Safe From South Seattle Home

Robbery detectives are working to identify two masked men who forced their way inside a South Seattle home early this morning and held a woman at gunpoint before fleeing with a safe and bags of marijuana.

Just before 4 AM, the suspects walked into the home in the 2500 Block of S Juneau St, where they found the victim and a houseguest sleeping on couches in a front room.

One of the suspects pulled the victim off the couch, threw her to the ground, and struck her in the head with a pistol.  The suspect then ordered the woman to tell him where to find a safe and marijuana. During the robbery, the second suspect also threatened to kill the woman’s four-year-old daughter, who was in the house at the time.

After rifling through several rooms in the home, the suspects fled with two backpacks of marijuana and a safe filled with cash. The victim’s houseguest chased after the men, and shouted to the victim the suspects had fled the scene in a Jeep.

The houseguest took off in his own vehicle—possibly following the suspects—but did not return to the scene to speak with police.

The only suspect descriptions are two black males one wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, the other wearing a dark shirt.

The victim was not seriously injured and declined to be treated by the Seattle Fire Department.

If you have any information about this incident, please call 911 or the Seattle Police Department Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.

Burglar Arrested Hiding Inside Seward Park Home

Police arrested a 47-year old man last night after neighbors reported seeing him break into a home in the Seward Park neighborhood.

Just after 8:00 pm last night, South Precinct officers responded to the 5400 Block of Lake Washington Blvd. South for reports of a burglary.  Neighbors reported seeing a suspect push open a basement window and entering the house.  Officers surrounded the house and at one point saw the man inside the kitchen going through cabinets and drawers.  The neighbor was able to contact the homeowner, who was out of state, and confirmed that no one had permission to be inside the home.  Officers used the public address system in one of the patrol cars in an attempt to get the suspect to come out of the house, but the suspect did not comply.

Officers obtained a key to the house and, with the permission of the owner,  entered the house.  After making several announcements, and the suspect not responding, officers began to search the residence.  The suspect was found hiding in an upstairs closet and taken into custody.  He was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

Shots Fired at Passing Car, Gun Recovered On Beacon Hill

Seattle Police recovered a handgun after two men were shot at while driving on North Beacon Hill. Around 6 p.m. on April 23rd, officers responded to a call  about 4 to 5 shots fired in the area of S Hanford St and 18 Ave S. Officers arrived minutes later and located the two victims of the attempted assault.

The two men said they had been driving on S Hanford St and missed a turn. When the driver put the car in reverse, they heard gunshots. The driver accelerated his car to flee the area and struck a parked car on S Hanford St. A single bullet hole was found in the victim’s driver’s side door but,  neither the driver nor his passenger were injured in the shooting or the collision.

Officers searched the area but did not locate any of the suspects. However a 9mm handgun was recovered in the 1700 block of S Hanford St and has been taken into evidence. Gang Unit detectives will be handling the investigation.

Seattle Police Officer Flagging Traffic South of Downtown Struck and Injured by Hit & Run, DUI Driver

An off-duty uniformed officer flagging traffic south of downtown is struck and injured by a Hit & Run, DUI driver early this afternoon.  

On April 18th at approximately 1:59 p.m. officers responded to reports of a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian at 1st Avenue South and South Atlantic Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult male suspect was driving a white 1999 Cadillac El Dorado southbound on 1st Avenue South approaching South Atlantic Street. The suspect came upon coned off lanes set up for City Light construction crews and was stopped by a uniformed, off-duty Seattle Police officer flagging traffic around the coned off zone. The suspect was stopped for attempting to drive around the coned off area.

The uniformed officer was wearing a bright yellow reflective traffic vest with police identification on it and his police uniform clearly visible underneath the vest.

The suspect refused to comply with the officer’s directions. The suspect backed his car up, then accelerated toward the officer, striking the officer with his vehicle. The officer rolled onto and then off of the hood of the Cadillac and landed on the pavement . The suspect then did a U-turn and accelerated away from the scene driving northbound on 1st Avenue South and turning east on South Royal Brougham Way.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and treated the 41-year-old officer. Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment of his minor injuries. The officer has since been released from the hospital. 

A King County Metro Transit police officer located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 3800 block of Airport Way South. Seattle Police officers responded to the scene of the stop and assumed control of the investigation. 

Officers evaluated the 51-year-old male suspect (driver of the Cadillac) for signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The suspect displayed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest.

The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center where a blood draw was performed as part of the DUI investigation.

The suspect will be booked into the King County Jail for DUI and Hit and Run.