Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In July 2012 Capitol Hill Confrontation

A 48-year-old man seriously injured during a confrontation on Capitol Hill last summer has died from his injuries.

Around 11 pm on July 22, the 48-year-old man got into an argument with three other men near Summit Avenue and E. Olive Street.

Following the argument, the 48-year-old walked off, returned with a shotgun and threatened the three men.

The group of men then disarmed the 48-year-old and struck him with the shotgun.

When officers arrived at the scene, recovered the shotgun, and contacted the three men. Officers eventually released two of the men, but booked the third into jail for narcotics possession.

The 48-year-old man was critically injured in the incident and was taken to Harborview for treatment. SPD Homicide Unit took over the investigation because of the severity of the 48-year-old man’s injuries.

After receiving treatment at Harborview, the 48-year-old man was transferred to a long-term care facility where he died from his injuries earlier today.

Homicide detectives are still investigating this case, but have identified everyone involved in the incident and do not believe this was a random attack.