Police Investigating Rollover Collision Involving Shooting, Stolen Vehicle

Police are investigating after responding to a rollover collision and a shooting Saturday afternoon near South Park. One person was arrested and another will be booked into jail once he is released from the hospital.

Shortly after 4:00 PM, a 61-year-old man (Suspect 1) was following his brother’s stolen vehicle as it was being driven through the South Park neighborhood. The man had a .45 caliber handgun and fired one time at the stolen vehicle, but struck his own vehicle’s side mirror. He continued to follow the stolen vehicle and the driver (Suspect 2) of the stolen vehicle began to lose control of the vehicle as he drove across the 16th Avenue South Bridge. The driver of the stolen car struck an occupied truck driving on East Marginal Way South. The occupants inside the truck did not have any significant injuries, but the stolen vehicle rolled over and landed upside down on it’s roof.

The armed suspect (Suspect 1) and the driver of the stolen car (Suspect 2) both got out of their vehicles. As Suspect 2 attempted to run away, Suspect 1 fired a shot from his handgun, and then another, striking Suspect 2 in the leg. Suspect 2 sustained a non life-threatening injury as a result.

Seattle Police and Seattle Fire both responded to the scene. Suspect 1 was arrested and the gun was recovered. The 61-year-old man was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault. Suspect 2 was transported to the hospital for treatment and will be booked into jail after he is released from the hospital.

Police impounded the involved vehicles. The roadway has since reopened. This remains an active investigation.