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Felony Warrant Suspect Fakes Injuries

On 01-30-09 at 6:51 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3000 block of NE 137th street. The caller went on to say that a man was down. Two vehicles pulled into a driveway in front of a four-plex on the north side of NE 137th. As the occupants exited their vehicles, a reported dark gray sedan drove by headed E/B. The suspect(s) inside this sedan fired at least 4 shots, apparently aiming for one of the several persons standing in the driveway.

One male fell to the ground. Officers arrived, secured the scene, and allowed Seattle Fire to examine the “injured” man. He was found to be not shot and further examination showed him to be breathing fine with a normal pulse. However, he continued to keep his eyes closed, and remain non-responsive. Officers interviewed the “injured” man’s wife. Officers identified the man and determined that he had an outstanding felony warrant. This probably accounts for his physical actions and/or “condition”. He was transported to an area hospital. The scene was turned over to Gang Detectives. After being released from the hospital, the “injured” suspect was booked into King County Jail for the felony warrant.