Wednesday – October 28, 2020

#2020-305198/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-28-2020 at 0104 hours, an officer on-viewed a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Sturgus Ave S. The vehicle backed away from the police vehicle and struck a parked vehicle. The suspect vehicle then pulled forward, striking the police vehicle on the push-bars. The suspect fled on foot. After a short foot chase, the suspect gave himself up without further incident. Suspect was booked for Investigation of Assault 2, VUFA, and VUCSA. 

#2020-305737/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 10-28-2020 at 1614 hours, a male was driving southbound in the 5000 block of 4 Ave S when an unknown suspect vehicle pulled alongside him. Without any known provocation, the passenger in the suspect vehicle leaned out of his window and over top the car pointing a handgun at the victim. The suspect vehicle accelerated forward, and the passenger fired two to three rounds in an unknown direction. Multiple callers reported the incident. A Community Response Group unit was in the area at the time and was flagged down by the victim. The victim pointed out the suspect vehicle speeding away and CRG initiated a pursuit. Pursuing officers were able to obtain a suspect description and the suspect vehicle license plate. The pursuit was terminated.  There were no injuries reported and no property damage located.

#2020-305784/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 10-28-2020 at 1718 hours, a juvenile female was near the Rite Aid store at Rainier/S Henderson when she was assaulted by multiple juvenile suspects who robbed her of her cell phone. The victim’s mother was already coming into the area when this incident occurred. The mother followed the suspects, and one female suspect pointed a handgun at the mother and threatened her. The juvenile victim was treated at the scene. An area check for the suspects was negative. The suspects may be known to the victim. 

#2020-305803/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 10-28-2020 at 1750 hours, a mixed group of political supporters for various causes and candidates of both parties were peacefully sharing space on the corner of 15th NW & NW Market St, waving signs at rush hour traffic. A group of young teens (13-14 yo) approached a Trump supporter and started harassing him. At least one of the teens tried grabbing his sign away. The man holding the sign resisted and pushed the teens away, repeatedly. The teens continued surrounding him while trying to take his sign. He forcibly pushed at least one of the kids back, causing the teen to fall to the ground.

Onlookers who witnessed this started coming at the Trump supporter. One suspect (an adult male not associated with the teens) came up behind him and “sucker-punched” him. The Trump supporter pulled a compact pistol from his pocket and held it at his side, and everyone backed away from him until SPD arrived.  

The pistol was legally possessed, and he was compliant with officers and safely disarmed. The teens showed an officer their video of the incident, which actually corroborated the sign holder’s claims. The unknown suspect who had punched him had fled the scene. Multiple witnesses were interviewed, and evidence was requested for investigation. Nobody requested medical aid, there was no property damage, and the sign holder indicated he was not interested in prosecution for the assault or the attempted theft of his sign. He and the other Trump supporters left the scene when the investigation was completed.

#2020-305899/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-28-2020 at 2059 hours, officers were dispatched to a shooting that occurred in the 8300 block of Aurora Av. The call came in at 1959 hours and the shooting reportedly occurred at approximately 1800-1830 hours. Officers contacted the victim and he stated that he was stopped at a red light and an unknown male subject fired approximately 7 shots at his vehicle hitting it 5 times. The suspect then drove off. The victim was uninjured. Officers located 5 bullet holes in the victim’s vehicle. Photographs of the damage were taken.