UPDATE: Man Shot On Capitol Hill to Be Booked Following Release From Hospital

The man wounded in this morning’s shooting will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Harassment upon his release from the hospital.

Detectives have determined the man and the woman involved in this morning’s incident had previously been in a relationship. The woman told police she had gone to meet the man this morning to return his property, a firearm, and observed him charging at her with a gun in his hand.

The woman fired at the man, striking him in the leg. She fled the scene but was contacted by police a short distance away, and was interviewed and later released by detectives.

The Seattle Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is investigating the case.

 


Detectives are interviewing a 19-year-old woman after a man was shot Monday morning in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Dispatchers began receiving calls to 911 just before 11 AM stating there had been multiple shots fired in the 100 block of Melrose Avenue East. Officers arrived and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds in a nearby alley and spoke to witnesses, who reported seeing a woman fleeing the area immediately following the shooting.  Witnesses also reported seeing the victim of the shooting throw a gun in some bushes not far from where he was found.

Medics transported the 32-year-old victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Dispatchers later received a call from a woman, who said she had shot the man. The woman said that she would wait at an intersection for officers to arrive.  Officers quickly found and detained the 19-year-old woman who is now being interviewed by detectives.