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Wednesday – October 21, 2020

#2020-299268/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 10-21-2020 at 1312 hours, while a patrol officer was responding to an Auto Theft call, she encountered a subject blocking the roadway on 12th Av. The pedestrian standing in the middle of traffic forced cars to halt and the officer used her emergency equipment to signal the subject that he should move out of the road. The subject responded by screaming at the officer and rushing up to her patrol vehicle. The subject then began slamming items that he was holding into the officer’s patrol car. The officer reported the attack, requested more units, and drove past the subject rather than engage him in a physical fight. The officer observed the subject from a distance as he chased after her until multiple other units arrived. The violent subject also began running at arriving units, screaming “shoot me” and other numerous expletives. At one point the subject reached into his vest as if he had a gun while he continued to chase officers and scream at them to shoot him. Officers formed a contact team with several less lethal tools and moved toward the subject just as East Sergeants arrived on scene. Officers tried to negotiate with the subject for several minutes as the subject continued to scream at them. Officers used verbal interaction as a distraction as they moved closer to the subject, eventually grabbing hold of him and taking him into custody. Officers attempted the book the subject for harassment but the King County Jail would not accept the subject. 

#2020-299750/South Precinct/Second Watch: 

On 10-21-2020 at 1424 hours, patrol officers were dispatched to a robbery at a Beauty Supply Store near Rainier Ave S / S Henderson St. Suspects fled the scene before officers arrived. The victim employees stated that the two suspects shoved, and pepper sprayed them when they attempted to stop a theft in progress and retrieve the stolen wigs. One victim was sprayed directly in the face with pepper spray but declined aid.  

#2020-300153/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-21-2020 at 2124 hours, a suspect assaulted and robbed another resident in an apartment complex. Officers verified the suspect’s location and obtained a search warrant while the Hostage Negotiation Team attempted to speak with the suspect. A Warrant Risk Assessment was completed. Officers served the warrant with a team leader. The suspect was located in the bathtub pretending to sleep. The suspect was then booked into the King County Jail. 

#2020-300172/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 10-21-2020 at 2143 hours, officers with the Community Response Group were conducting proactive patrol in the West Precinct when they located an occupied vehicle, they recognized from a previous contact the prior week. The last time they observed the vehicle it was unoccupied but observed that the ignition was punched, seats removed and door panels missing, leading them to believe it could be an unreported stolen. On today’s date, upon contacting the subjects inside the vehicle, officers observed the suspect with a knife, who kept reaching his hand towards his waistband. They ordered the suspect out and conducted a frisk of the area he was repeatedly reaching towards. They located a loaded SPD stolen 9mm Beretta pistol on the suspect’s person. Once the firearm was verified stolen, a search of the suspect’s person revealed 3.6 grams of methamphetamine. A records check showed the suspect was a convicted felon from Minnesota. The vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant for additional evidence.  

#2020-300202/North Precinct/Third Watch: 

On 10-21-2020 at 2230 hours, store employees were getting ready to close for the night when two armed suspects entered. The suspects were wearing masks and gloves. One suspect was armed with what looked like a semi-auto handgun and the second was armed with a revolver. The employees were ordered into the back room at gunpoint. The suspects took cash and product before leaving in a dark sedan. A third suspect was driving the getaway car. Robbery Unit detectives responded and processed the scene. 

#2020-300208/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-21-2020 at 2243 hours, officers responded to call for assistance from Seattle Fire who were responding to an encampment fire at NE 125 St/ Lake City WY NE. Multiple tents went ablaze in the middle of the encampment. Officer provided scene security and traffic control around the encampment. None of the residents had any information as to the cause of the fire. SFD advised cause of fire was inconclusive. There were no injuries. 

#2020-300217/East Precinct/Third Watch: 

On 10-21-2020 at 2258 hours, a male arrived at Harborview Medical Center emergency room with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest area. Officers/detectives arrived at HMC and were able to make contact with the victim, who was able to speak. The victim stated he was robbed (cash/wallet) and shot on I-5 and that he did not want to talk about the incident any further. 

#2020-300403/North Precinct/First Watch: 

On 10-22-2020 at 0740 hours, a suspect wearing a ski mask entered a store and attempted to pry open a cash register in the self-checkout line. When confronted by an employee, the suspect pointed a silver handgun at the employee. The suspect fled the scene in a waiting vehicle. Robbery was notified of the incident.