Sunday – August 30, 2020

#2020-253759/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 8-30-2020 at 0012 hours, officers responded to multiple reports of street racers driving recklessly near 1st Av S and S King St. When officers arrived, they were met by a large crowd of hostile individuals who refused to leave and physically confronted the officers. A plan was formed, and officers used patrol vehicles to block the north lot entrance/exit to Centurylink Field where most of the reckless driving was occurring. A suspect near the northwest box office of the stadium then fired a single shot from a pistol toward an apartment building where residents were engaging the crowd in arguments. The crowd then dispersed and the vehicles then went southbound on Interstate 5 where the Washington State Patrol confronted them for blocking southbound lanes of traffic. No injuries were reported, and no probable cause was developed for those throwing items at officers. 

#2020-253957/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 8-30-2020 at 0857, a male thought he recognized a stolen bicycle parked among some tents. The male was taking pictures of the bicycle and was confronted by one of the residents who lived nearby. An altercation ensued and the victim attempted to retreat from the altercation and pulled out a small can of pepper spray, telling the suspect to stay back. The suspect pulled out a can of bear spray and sprayed the victim. The victim then pulled out a hatchet, warning the suspect to leave him alone. The suspect ignored the warning and was hit in the leg with the hatchet repeatedly. The suspect, the victim and a nearby resident got into a physical fight. The suspect then stated that he was targeted because of his sexual orientation, and a bias crime investigation was conducted. 

#2020-254141/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 8-30-2020 at 1403 hours, a male walked up to a family having a picnic at Green Lake Park and unprovoked, kicked the male family member in the face hard enough that he lost consciousness. The suspect then pushed a female very hard in the chest and used a leg sweep to take her to the ground. The suspect then ran off. A good Samaritan soon caught up to the suspect and tackled him to the ground. He and others held the suspect until officers arrived. While being held down, the suspect bit the good Samaritan on the jawline breaking the skin. The suspect was not cooperative, was checked out by Seattle Fire personnel for abrasions he received when he was taken to the ground by the citizen. He was then transported directly to the King County Jail. 

#2020-254206/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 8-30-2020 at 1547 hours, a caller stated that one person had been shot in the area of NE 47 St / Roosevelt Wy NE. Witnesses described a victim was being put into a vehicle to be taken to an unknown hospital. Officers arrived and began gathering information. It became clear that the victim had an accidental discharge while “messing around” with his new glock. There were 3 other people in the room when the gun was fired. The victim was finally located at a local hospital. The victim and a witness at the scene cooperated with the investigation. The gunshot wound was not life threatening. 

#2020-254447/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 8-30-2020 at 2144 hours, a male was apparently mistakenly targeted as he was traveling EB in the 1600 block of S Jackson St. The victim stated he had an odd feeling that he was being followed by another vehicle and turned down a side street prior to arriving at his home. When he turned, the suspicious vehicle followed him. About 2 blocks to the south the suspect vehicle fired multiple shots at the victim vehicle striking it multiple times. The victim was not personally struck. The only other property damage was to the facade of a residence in the area. The suspect vehicle fled southbound and is at large. 

#2020-254493/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 8-30-2020 at 2313 hours, officers responded to the 5500 block of 55 Ave S after multiple shots calls were received by SPD radio. No damage or victims were located.