Shooting Suspect Evades Police, Bike Officers Track Him Down Weeks Later

On April 8, 2019, police responded to a report of a shooting at an encampment underneath Jose Rizal (12th Avenue South) Bridge.

When officers arrived, they discovered the 40-year old male suspect had already fled the scene of the crime.

Police quickly located the victim, an adult male with a gunshot wound in his leg. Seattle Fire Department medics responded and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for surgery and additional emergency care.

The case was assigned to Violent Crimes detectives for follow up.

During the course of investigation, detectives learned the identity of the suspect, as well as the location of his tent underneath the Jose Rizal Bridge.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s tent and conducted surveillance.

On May 17, 2019, West Precinct Bicycle Patrol Officers Mike Gore and Charles Foreman found the suspect trespassing underneath the Jose Rizal Bridge and placed him under arrest.

Detectives interviewed the suspect at Seattle Police Headquarters and later booked him into King County Jail with a request for assault and weapons charges.