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Officers Arrest Man, Seize Handgun After Finding Driver Slumped Over in Running Vehicle

Officers arrested a 23-year-old man and recovered a handgun and small
amounts of narcotics Tuesday after they found a man slumped over in running vehicle in West Seattle alleyway.

Shortly after 2:30 PM, police responded to a report of a man slumped over in running white, orange, and black Honda Civic, which was blaring loud music, in the 6900 block of 37th Avenue Southwest.

When officers arrived, they peered through the car’s tinted windows and saw a man slumped over in the driver’s seat of the running vehicle, and noticed a pistol protruding from in between the car’s front passenger seat and console.  

Officers unsuccessfully attempted to rouse the driver, and found the car’s
doors were locked, so they broke out the vehicle’s passenger-side window. The driver eventually woke up and was ordered to exit his car. As he did so, a baggie of narcotics fell from his lap onto the ground.

Officers then found small amounts of heroin, meth, Xanax, marijuana and
pistol and two loaded magazines inside the vehicle. A loaded magazine was
recovered from the front passenger seat. Another loaded magazine was recovered from inside the glove box. The vehicle was secured and left at the scene.

Officers arrested the 23-year-old man and booked him into the King County
Jail for narcotics possession and DUI.