A man was shot in the parking lot of an Arby’s restaurant in the 600 block of South Michigan Street early this afternoon following an altercation.
At approximately 1:57 p.m. officers responded to reports of shots fired outside an Arby’s restaurant in the 600 block of South Michigan Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 27-year-old male victim got into an altercation with two male suspects in the parking lot of the Arby’s restaurant. The altercation escalated and one of the suspects shot the victim in the left arm. Both suspects then fled the scene in a 1996 Chevy Blazer. Although the victim and the suspects did not know each other, the victim’s associates (who were present) knew the suspects.
Fire department medics responded and treated the victim at the scene for his non-life-threatening injury. The victim declined to be transported by ambulance and instead chose to have his friends transport him to an area hospital for follow up treatment.
Patrol officers developed information during the course of their field investigation that led them to a residence in the 1200 block of SW Myrtle Street. Once there, officers saw that the suspect’s Blazer was parked in front of the residence. Officers surrounded the house and made telephone contact with the suspects. Both suspects subsequently surrendered to the officers and were taken into custody without further incident.
The officers recovered the gun that is believed to be the one used in the shooting. The firearm was submitted into evidence for further forensic analysis.
Both suspects were booked into the King County Jail.
Suspect #1, a 20-year-old male, was booked for Felony Assault.
Suspect #2, an 18-year-old male, was booked for (Felony) Rendering Criminal Assistance.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.