Officers are actively investigating the circumstances that lead to a man sustaining a severe head injury in Yesler Terrace this morning. At approximately 1:14 a.m. officers responded to a 911 report of a male victim who appeared to be the victim of an assault. Upon arrival on scene officers located an adult male victim lying on the sidewalk near 10th Avenue South and South Washington Street with an obvious head injury.
Fire department medics were called to the scene and subsequently transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Officers are currently interviewing the man who discovered the victim and trying to locate any witnesses.
There is no additional information available at this time as to the circumstances leading up to the victim sustaining the head injury.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.