Here’s a bit of advice for aspiring criminals: if you’re going to shoot at somebody on a busy street in broad daylight, don’t leave your wallet and driver’s license at the scene of the crime.
A 25-year-old man learned that lesson the hard way Monday when gang detectives arrested him for opening fire on another man near Rainier and Henderson late last month.
On July 26th, the suspect confronted another man at Rainier Avenue S. and S. Henderson Street, chased after the victim, and shot at the man as he rode away on a bicycle. No one was injured in the incident.
Employees at several businesses immediately reported the shooting, but the suspect had fled before officers arrived.
However, when police got to the scene, they found the shooting suspect’s wallet lying on pavement.
After going back and interviewing witnesses to the shooting, detectives arrested the 25-year-old man Monday night in Tukwila and booked him into the King County Jail for assault and unlawful gun possession.