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Yesler Terrace Attempted Robbery, Two Suspects Arrested, Guns Recovered

Two suspects are in the King County Jail on attempted robbery and gun possession charges following a disturbance in Yesler Terrace last night.

Last night, just before 10:00 pm, there were several calls to 911 of a disturbance involving three men, one armed with a “rifle” in the 900 Block of East Fir Street.  The reports indicated that the three men had removed a weapon from the trunk of a car parked in front of one of the houses on that block.  The caller stated that the suspects were attempting to speak to someone in the house, but because they were displaying weapons, the occupants wouldn’t let them in.  The suspects left the house and confronted a man walking on the street.  One of the suspects was armed with a lead pipe and a shotgun.  The suspects demanded money from the man, but he refused to to give them anything.  He was struck in the face with the butt of the shotgun.  The other suspects attempted to hit him as well, but missed.  Fortunately, the man was not seriously injured.

East Precinct officers began arriving and saw three suspects matching the physical description.  Upon seeing the police, the three suspects starting running.  Officers pursued on foot for a block, catching up with two of the suspects and taking them into custody.  The third suspect was not located.  During the pursuit, officers heard a slamming lid sound.  After the suspects were in custody, officers retraced the pursuit route.  Inside a recycle bin officers located a sawed-off shotgun and a loaded .38 caliber revolver.  Robbery Unit detectives were notified and responded to the scene.  The suspects, ages 23 and 25, were later booked into the King County Jail.  The car the suspects arrived in was impounded.  The weapons were submitted into evidence.

Robbery detectives will continue to handle the follow up investigation.