Shots Fired in Central District, Suspects Captured in Rainier Valley

UPDATE 4/11:  It is believed that five suspects ran from the vehicle once it crashed.  Four of the suspects were later taken into custody with the combined efforts of patrol officers, Guardian One and a K-9 team.   After lengthy interviews by detectives, the four suspects, a 20-year-old male, a 20-year-old female, and two 16-year-old males were booked into the King County Jail and Youth Services Center for various charges related to this incident.

The suspect vehicle, the Kia, was a reported stolen car from Kent, and was impounded from the scene pending a search warrant.  A 9mm handgun was located next to the stolen Kia, and was recovered for evidence.

The driver of the vehicle struck by the suspect vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire.  One of the suspects was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of a minor injury.  Upon release from the hospital, the suspect was transported to police headquarters and interviewed and later booked.

The suspect vehicle description is similar to the suspect vehicle involved in two drive-by shootings in South Seattle on Monday, April 9th.  Gang Unit detectives will have responsibility for the follow up investigation.

 

 

Four suspects were taken into custody following a pursuit, collision and search of the area in the Rainier Valley.

The incident began earlier this afternoon with reports of “shots fired” near 27th Avenue and East Union Street around 2:15 pm.  There were reports of “shots fired” from a moving car, described as a newer brown Kia, occupied by several individuals.  Officers located shell casings in the street and then were contacted by a victim who stated that the suspect vehicle was last seen headed southbound on 27th Avenue.  There were no reported injuries.

About an hour later, Gang Unit detectives located the suspect vehicle driving on Rainier Avenue South near South Charlestown.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle as soon as additional marked patrol cars got into the area, but the suspect car fled.  After a brief pursuit the suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle at Renton Avenue South and South Rose Street, and the occupants of the suspect car fled on foot.  King County Sheriff’s helicopter, Guardian One, was overhead and assisted officers as they searched for the outstanding suspects.

Three males and a female were eventually located either running or attempting to hide from police near the collision scene.  A gun was recovered from the suspect vehicle.  A k-9 team also responded to the scene.

This remains an active and on-going investigation, and this information is preliminary, and is subject to change.  Gang Unit detectives will handle the follow up investigation.