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Suspects flee collision with guns in hand

On February 18th, just after midnight, an officer working Lower Queen Anne observed a green 2003 Kia Spectra travel northbound in the 300 Block of 1st Avenue North.  The Kia then drove through two red lights as the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  The car did not stop and during its flight, crashed into a parked car in the 3oo Block of Queen Anne Avenue North.

After colliding with the parked car, three of the four occupants ran from the Kia.  The officer observed at least two of the suspects, described as black males, late teens to early twenties, with handguns in their hands.  The officer broadcast this updated  information over radio and additional West Precinct officers responded to the area.  One suspect remained in the car.  He was taken into custody and transported to the West Precinct.  There were no additional handguns inside the Kia, and the car was impounded to the processing room.

West Precinct Anti-Crime Team officers located the driver of the vehicle in the 200 Block of 5th Avenue North.  He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit, however, no gun was located.  The suspect complained of having a medical issue, so Seattle Fire Department personnel examined him.  The suspect was later transported to the hospital.  Upon release from the hospital, the suspect will be booked into the King County Jail for Hit and Run, DUI and Obstructing.

The passenger who remained with the Kia was interviewed and released from the precinct after being questioned by officers.  The other two suspects who ran from the collision have not been located, nor have any of the firearms.