Suspected Drug Dealer Strikes Woman and Infant in Hit and Run

UPDATE:

Two officers arrested the suspect near the Seattle Center just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.  They took the suspect into custody without incident and are booking him into King County Jail for narcotics related charges and a warrant.

Detectives will continue their investigation to determine charges related to the hit and run.

 

Original Post:

Detectives are investigating a hit and run of a child and mother after driver flees police.

West Precinct Anti Crime Team officers were conducting an operation in the 400 block of Battery Street Thursday night when a suspected drug dealer escaped arrest.

The suspect fled on foot and eventually got into a waiting car and took off.

Officers did not pursue the car due to the extreme risk of injury to people in the area.

The suspect drove the vehicle erratically, ran a red light and stop sign and clipped a parked car near 6 Ave. and Denny Way.  The suspect’s car continued onto the sidewalk striking a woman pushing a stroller containing an infant.  The suspect bailed out of the damaged car and fled the area on foot.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a tall hispanic male in his twenties wearing a white shirt and jeans and may be armed with a handgun.

Medics transported the infant and mother to Harborview Medical Center for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Traffic Collision Investigators are conducting the follow-up investigation.

Please call 911 if you have any information.