Shooting Assault, Vehicle Crash, suspects in custody

On August 25th at approximately 11:08 p.m. officers responded to a call of shots fired near 12th Avenue and Boren Avenue.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the two involved vehicles were originally coming from the Seattle Center.  The suspect vehicle, a white Cadillac, was occupied by two adult males.  The victim vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck, was occupied by two adult males and an adult female. 

The suspects began driving aggressively toward the victims and at some point near Boren Avenue and Pine Street pulled alongside the victim’s truck and fired a handgun at the victims.  The victims themselves were not struck by the gunfire but their vehicle was.  The victims were able to evade the suspects and get away from them. 

None of the victims were injured.

Responding officers located the suspect vehicle while it was driving southbound on Boren Avenue and attempted to stop it.  The suspects failed to yield to officers and a pursuit ensued.  The suspect vehicle crashed into a building on the southeast corner of Boren Avenue South and 12th Avenue South.  The suspect driver was taken into custody.  The suspect passenger fled the scene on foot. 

Patrol, K-9, and SWAT officers along with Gang Unit detectives conducted an area search for the outstanding suspect.  The second suspect was eventually located in the area of the 1200 block of South Main Street and taken into custody. 

Both suspects were transported to Harborview Medical Center via ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained in their vehicle collision. 

Both suspects are under hospital guard and will be booked into the King County Jail upon their release.  Booking charges are still being determined by investigating officers and detectives.

Officers observed a handgun inside the severely damaged suspect vehicle, which was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for processing.

This remains an active and on-going Gang Unit investigation.