Man Arrested Following Shooting on Capitol Hill

Officers arrested a suspected gunman Thursday on Capitol Hill after he shot and wounded another man and fled into a coffee shop after ditching his gun.

Police were called to 10th Avenue and East John Street shortly after 9:30 after receiving reports a man had been shot in the shoulder.

The suspect fled and was arrested a short time later in a coffee shop near Broadway and East Republican Street.

Police found a holster, but not a firearm, in the coffee shop. After interviewing the suspect, officers were able to locate and recover the firearm near the scene of the shooting.

The victim of the shooting was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is being transported to Seattle Police Department headquarters, where he will be interviewed by detectives. Officers are still searching several locations on Capitol Hill for evidence.

We’ll update this post with additional information as it becomes available.