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Man Arrested In Belltown For Illegally Possessing A Handgun & Pointing It At Others

After a short foot pursuit, officers arrested a convicted felon under active Department of Corrections supervision for felony harassment and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On January 25th at approximately 2:05 a.m. bicycle officers were monitoring activity in the 2200 block of 1st Avenue while other officers conducted foot patrols nearby. Officers were alerted to a fight disturbance which broke out on the sidewalk in front of the “Tia Lou’s” nightclub. Once the combatants had been separated, one of the victims pointed out the suspect, saying that he had been brandishing a handgun during the fight.

Officers attempted to contact the suspect and told him to stop. The suspect took off running southbound and was apprehended a short distance later. Officers placed the suspect under arrest and recovered a handgun from the suspect’s waistband.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect had pointed his gun at two victims, a 30-year-old male and a 31-year-old male. 

The 19-year-old male suspect is a convicted felon and under active supervision by the Department of Corrections (DOC).

He was booked into the King County Jail for Felony Harassment and being a felon illegally in possession of a firearm.

No officers were injured during the incident.