Car-Jacking, Hit & Run Collision, suspect caught

On November 17th at approximately 8:52 p.m. officers responded to a 911 report of a car-jacking near Boylston Avenue and East Howell Street.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a male suspect in his mid-20’s approached the adult female victim as she was getting into her car.  By his gestures the suspect indicated that he had a weapon and told the victim to lay her car keys and cell phone on the ground.  She complied.  The suspect grabbed her car keys and drove off in her white Acura sedan. 

At Boylston Avenue and East Pine Street the suspect struck another moving vehicle occupied by two adults (one male and one female).  After striking the first car the suspect struck at least two other unoccupied parked cars and continued on without stopping. 

The stolen Acura being driven by the suspect stopped running due to the damage it sustained from the multiple collisions the suspect had just been involved in.  The suspect stopped the vehicle at Belmont Avenue and East Pine Street and fled on foot.

A male citizen who witnessed the hit and run collisions caught up to the suspect and detained him until police arrived.  Responding officers took the suspect into custody without further incident. 

The two people that were in the moving car that was initially struck by the suspect sustained minor injuries.  SFD medics responded and subsequently treated and released both victims at the scene.

The suspect displayed obvious signs of being under the influence of drugs and was transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation.  The suspect is currently under guard at the hospital. 

Upon release from the hospital the suspect will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and Investigation of Auto Theft.  The suspect may also face additional charges for Hit & Run.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.