Man Assaulted & Beaten Downtown, Two Suspects in Custody

Officers arrested two men for brutally beating a man downtown last night.  

On May 17th at approximately 9:50 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of an assault in the 100 block of Pike Street.  Officers arrived within two minutes of the original 911 call and secured the scene.  The suspects had fled the area prior to the arrival of the officers. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male victim was surrounded by a group of subjects (including the two suspects mentioned below).  Suspect #1 struck the victim on the head with his fist, knocking the victim to the ground.  Suspect #1 then kicked and stomped on the victim’s head.  Suspect #2 joined in, kicking the victim in the head multiple times.  Further investigation indicated that other unidentified suspects also participated in the assault.  It is unknown at this time what, if anything, precipitated the attack.  

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Approximately 25 minutes after the initial 911 call officers located the two primary suspects at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street and detained them.  They were transported to the West Precinct where further investigation identified them as the primary suspects.  

Suspect #1, a 19-year-old male, and suspect #2, a 20-year-old male, were both booked into the King County Jail for Felony Assault. 

Homicide/Assault detectives continue to actively investigate the incident. 

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of any of the other involved suspects is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at 206-233-5000 and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.