Several vehicles and a stop sign were damaged by a fleeing vehicle after shots were fired in an altercation between two males. At approximately 6:45 p.m. a patrol officer was driving in the area of 15th Avenue South and South College Street and heard shots being fired. He broadcast the information over police radio and tried to find the source of the shooting. The officer then saw an SUV speeding up behind him (the SUV driver, a male in his 20′s, ended up being the primary victim). The officer contacted the victim who told him he had just been shot at and was fleeing the area.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect was walking down the sidewalk near 15th Avenue South and South Walker Street and started shooting at the victim as the victim was getting into his SUV accompanied by his family (the victim and suspect are believed to be known to each other). As the victim fled the area in his truck he struck two parked cars and a stop sign. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.
Along with the primary victim there were two other adults and two children in the SUV. Nobody was struck by the suspect’s gunfire. However a parked car near 15th Avenue South and South College Street was hit by a bullet.
The suspect was last seen fleeing the area in a sedan. He is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years of age, short dark hair, husky or medium build, and wearing a green t-shirt.
Gang Unit detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.