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Domestic Dispute, Shots Fired, Elderly Man Arrested Last Night

A 92-year-old man was safely taken into custody following reports of threats and shots fired inside a home last night in South Seattle.

Last night, at around 10:30 pm, officers from the South Precinct responded to a 911 call to a residence in the 6000 Block of Gould Avenue South.  The caller stated that the 92-year-old man was shooting his gun inside the house and threatening to shoot his wife.  Officers immediately responded and surrounded the house.  The 911 operator called inside the house and instructed family members to leave the house through the front door.  They did, and told officers that the man was standing inside near the stairs.  Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Officers instructed the man to come out of the house through the front door, which he did.  He was taken into custody without incident.  A small .22 caliber pistol was recovered from the man’s back pocket.  Once the man was in custody, officers entered the house to clear it.  A second handgun was recovered inside.  Damage to the ceiling where two shots were fired was also documented.  The suspect was checked out by the Seattle Fire Department at the scene and then transported to Harborview Medical Center as a precaution for his existing medical issues.  Once he was cleared by the medical staff, he was transported to the King County Jail. The handguns were collected and submitted into evidence.  Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.