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Disturbance, shots fired outside Capitol Hill club

Police responded to an early morning report of a disturbance and shots fired outside a club in the 1700 Block of East Olive Way.  Just before 1:00 am, East Precinct officers responded to the call of a disturbance involving several people that had begun inside the club on the dance floor and then continued out on the street after security attempted to escort them outside.  Club security had just escorted two people outside and then went back in to deal with another disturbance.  Several witnesses reported seeing one of the first men kicked out walk away from the club, only to return immediately with a gun in his hand.  The suspect raised the gun in the air and, according to witnesses, fired at least one shot in the air.  Witnesses told police that the suspect then pointed the gun at another patron standing in front of the club and fire several shots.  There were no injuries as a result, althought the front door of the club was shattered.   Witnesses stated that the suspect then walked away and got into a gold SUV and drive away.

As officers were responding to the call, they saw a gold 2001 GMC Yukon leaving the area and conducted a high risk traffic stop on the vehicle.  Witnesses positively identified the man driving as the same suspect who had fired the gun. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  The 27-year-old suspect was taken to the East Precinct where he later taken to Harborview Medical Center after complaining about a medical issue.  Once the suspect is discharged from the hospital, it is expected he will be booked into the King County Jail on a number of charges.  The Yukon was also impounded pending a search warrant.  Gang Unit detectives are handling the follow up investigation.