Female Officer assaulted, suspects at large

On May 21st at 7:41 p.m. a female Seattle Police Officer had just finished her patrol shift in the East Precinct.  She was off duty in plain clothes driving her personal vehicle and was attempting to pull out of the East Precinct parking lot in the 1600 block of 12th Avenue.  Two male suspects occupying a white 1995 Lexus GS 4-door sedan were  blocking the exit gate of the parking lot with their car.  After some time elapsed, the suspects moved their car forward and the officer began pulling out onto the street.  As she did so the suspects began pulling out into the street from their parking spot moving toward the officer’s vehicle.  The officer slammed on her brakes to avoid a collision. 

Both the officer and the passenger of the suspect vehicle got out of their respective cars.  A verbal altercation began to ensue at which time the officer identified herself as a police officer.  She then called for backup on her cell phone. 

As officers were responding to the scene the suspect approached the officer and swung at her, striking her on the face and also striking her hand holding the cell phone.  The officer maintained control of her cell phone and the suspect got back into the Lexus and the suspects sped away. 

The officer got back into her car and followed the suspects for a couple of blocks before discontinuing.  The suspects remain at large at this time. 

The primary suspect is described as a black male, late 20’s, bald and heavy-set, wearing a black shirt and black pants.  The suspect/driver is described as a black male, 20’s, wearing a white sweater with a horizontal stripe on it. 

The victim officer is 42-years-old and a 13-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department.  She is currently assigned as a patrol officer in the East Precinct.  She was not injured and did not require medical attention.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately and refer to this incident.