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Drug deal gone bad

On 10/8/09, at approximately 2:18 a.m., after a drug deal went bad at E. Roy St. and Broadway Av E. the dealer (suspect) struck the buyer (victim) with his hand and feet then  robbed  the victim of his I.D. and cell phone. 

Officers were on routine patrol when they were flagged down by the intoxicated victim at the intersection of E. Roy St. / Broadway Ave E. The victim was bleeding heavily from the mouth when he reported the incident as an assault.   

Officers contacted the suspect at E. Mercer St. / Broadway Ave E. The suspect attempted to flee the area in a taxi.  The taxi driver was alarmed by the suspect’s behavior and flagged down officers arriving to the area.  After the victim was treated by Seattle Fire, he positively identified the suspect.  Search incident to arrest officers discovered the victim’s items on the suspect. 

The victim was later transported to Harborview Medical Center for stitches. 

The suspect, a 24-year-old male, was arrested and booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.