Robbery detectives have arrested two men suspected in a violent home invasion robbery in south Seattle late last month.
Around 8:30 pm on November 29th, three suspects knocked on the door of a home near 23rd Avenue S. and S. College Street and asked a 19-year-old resident if he could sell them any marijuana.
Inside the home, one of the suspects punched the 19-year-old victim in the face, and then pulled out a handgun and fired one round.
The victim’s 24-year-old roommate heard the commotion, armed himself with a shotgun, and ran out from a back bedroom in the home.
The 24-year-old exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who fired off six shots, striking the 24-year-old once in the thigh.
The suspects then fled the home. The 24-year-old victim was taken to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives made their first arrest in the case when they took a 25-year-old suspect into custody in Auburn on December 3rd. Two days later, members of the Robbery Unit, SWAT, Gang Unit and FBI Task Force tracked down and arrested a second suspect—a 28-year-old man, who detectives believe opened fire during the home invasion—in Renton.
Both suspects have been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery. Police are still looking for a third suspect.