Officers Seize Stolen Gun, Cocaine After Arresting Man Outside of Capitol Hill Nightclub

Police recovered a stolen, loaded .38 caliber handgun and a small amount of cocaine from a 25-year-old man early Saturday following a disturbance outside of a nightclub on Capitol Hill.

Officers were working an East Precinct Nightlife Emphasis Patrol shortly after 1:00 am Saturday when they observed a disturbance outside of a club at 10th Avenue and East Pike Street.  A man told police someone had approached him and ripped the gold chain from his neck before disappearing into a crowd. Witnesses were able to point out the suspect to officers, who took him into custody.

During a search of the suspect, officers discovered a loaded handgun, which was later determined to be stolen.  Officers also located 5 grams of suspected cocaine and cash on the suspect.  The necklace was not located.

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for multiple charges.