UPDATE: Suspect Arrested
On the morning of January 23rd, 2014, Homicide/Assault detectives located and arrested the suspect in the Central District.
The 36-year-old male suspect was interviewed by detectives and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for felony assault.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired. On 1/22/14, just shortly after 2:00 a.m., a witness called 911 and reported hearing a single gunshot and then the sound of a vehicle speeding off in the 800 block of 16 Av. The witness was able to see that the vehicle leaving was a red corvette.
When officers arrived they found the victim lying in the street. He was unresponsive and had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Seattle Fire responded and transported the 37-year-old victim to HMC with life threatening injuries. Gang Unit detectives responded and processed the crime scene.
After clearing the scene Gang Unit detectives located a red Corvette parked 2 blocks away. The car was impounded to the processing room for an investigatory hold.
It is unknown what lead up to the shooting. No suspect information is available at this time.
The investigation continues.