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Shots Fired in the Central District, Suspect in Custody

On June 8th at approximately 4:58 p.m. officers responded to calls of shots fired near the intersection of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a male suspect was firing a gun at another group of males all of whom were known to each other.  Nobody was struck by the gunfire and no victims have been located or come forward. 

Officers were able to locate an unoccupied parked car with two bullet holes in the driver’s door that may have been caused by stray rounds fired by the suspect.  The car was parked in a parking lot southwest of the intersection. 

Officers searching the area for the suspect located him in a clothing store southwest of the intersection of 23rd & Jackson.  The suspect was arrested without incident and a handgun was recovered from inside the store.  Officers believe the gun recovered in the store is the one that was fired by the suspect a short time earlier.

The 25-year-old male suspect was interviewed by Gang Unit detectives and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault and Investigation of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, both felony crimes.  

There are no additional suspects outstanding.

During the course of their area search for the suspect, officers located a light blue Chevy SUV with a red stripe on the side that is believed to be the suspect vehicle from the earlier shooting today at Rainier Avenue South and South Dearborn Street.  The Chevy SUV was parked and unoccupied southwest of the intersection of 23rd and Jackson.  The Chevy was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for processing.

The Seattle Police Department would like to thank members of the community who called 911 to report this incident and who provided information to responding officers.