Shots fired in Belltown, suspect arrested

 

On September 18th, at approximately 9:45 p.m., West Precinct officers were looking for a suspect who was brandishing a handgun tucked in his waistband in the Belltown area.  Bicycle officers heard approximately 20 gunshots near 1st and Bell.  Numerous witnesses stated the suspect was kicked out of a nightclub and walked into the middle of the street and fired into the air.  Bicycle officers saw a suspect matching the description and rode up on him.  As they approached they observed the male suspect drop a handgun.  Officers took the suspect  into custody after a brief struggle. The suspect was extremely intoxicated.  Numerous shell casing s were recovered in the middle of the street. A  handgun was also recovered next to the suspect.  No persons or property were struck.  The 38-year old man  was booked into the King County Jail.