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Tuesday – March 2, 2021

#2021-051362/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 0539 hours, a victim was shot by unknown suspects. The suspects were not seen and left area in dark 4-door sedan. No suspect descriptions given. Circumstances for shooting are unknown. Likely two shooters.

#2021-51369/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 0600 hours, a male’s life was threatened, and he was forced out of his apartment by a suspect holding a gun. Patrol arrived, set up a contact team and attempted to make contact with the suspect who was still inside the victim’s apartment. They received no response. SWAT screened the call, arrived and assisted in evacuating neighboring apartments. An arrest warrant was obtained, and SWAT set up to enter the apartment. Prior to entry, the suspect surrendered, exited the residence on his own and was taken into custody without incident. A realistic looking replica handgun was located in the apartment.

#2021-50925/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 1600 hours, subject was recently fired from his job and was upset at management. Subject went to a store belonging to his former employer and smashed the store interior with a hammer, causing approximately $50,000 worth of damage. When he was leaving, subject told employees that he would be back. Subject then went to another store belonging to his former employer and smashed that store, causing approximately $10,000 worth of damage to the second store. Subject also assaulted an employee at the second store. Beside the loss in damage, store management also reported approximately $75,000 revenue loss for having to close all stores early. Subject was a known violent offender with possession of stolen firearm conviction. Probable cause was found to arrest the subject and officers responded to assist with the incident. Officers staked out several other stores belonging to the subject’s former employer as well as the subject’s residence but the subject was not located.

#2021-051706/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 1248 hours, officers responded to multiple calls of a male in possible crisis near 4500 block of 53 Ave SW. Officers responded and developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for felony harassment. The suspect was located in the 4800 block of Beach Drive on private property. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked into the King County Jail.

#2021-51806/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 1442 hours, a subject got into a verbal altercation with an employee at a Dick’s drive-in when he was asked to wear a mask. Subject assaulted the employee and then produced a pistol from his waistband. Subject pointed the pistol at everyone at the drive-in, both employees and customers, before fleeing the area in a vehicle at a high rate of speed. Almost immediately after, the subject crashed his vehicle into two other vehicles and a building, disabling his own vehicle. Responding officers converged into the area and found the suspect fleeing the crash scene on foot. Officers followed the suspect on foot and eventually caught up with him. The suspect was still holding onto the pistol, tucking it into his waistband, when officers caught up with him and attempted the arrest. Officers were able to arrest the subject and secured the firearm, a Taurus .40 caliber semi-auto pistol with a loaded magazine. Two officers suffered minor injuries during the arrest. A passenger inside the subject’s vehicle was transported to the hospital by a medic due to the collision. Medical aid was summoned for all involved. The subject was booked for investigation of felony assault, assault on Law Enforcement, vehicular assault, and felony possession of firearm.

#2021-051897/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 1630 hours, officers responded to the 4100 block of 39 Ave SW to a report of a Burglary in Progress. Two suspects had forced entry into a home, stolen items and then gone to a nearby home. As resources arrived in the area, the suspects were located walking from the scene. Officers attempted to contact a female suspect. Suspect #1 immediately assaulted the first officer by striking him in the face. Suspect #1 was taken into custody. While being escorted to a waiting patrol vehicle, the suspect assaulted a second officer by intentionally kicking him in the groin several times. Suspect #2 was arrested without incident. The victim residence was found to be empty at the time of burglary and the elderly victim was found to be residing safely at a nearby location with family. Suspect #1 was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary and Investigation of Assault. Suspect #2 was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

#2021-51965/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 1725 hours, officers responded to investigate a report of an assault incident. Investigation concluded the suspect assaulted the victim and used biased language before/during the assault. The victim believed the reason for the assault was the suspect’s perception of his race. Officers fully investigated the scene and gathered all necessary information. The suspect had fled the area before officers’ arrival.

#2021-51992/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-02-2021 at 1809 hours, officers were called to a burglary in the 6400 block of 29 AV SW. The victim reported two males had kicked in his door, but when he confronted them, they fled on foot. Officers located the suspects, detained them, and they were positively identified. Through the investigation it appeared that they had been casing the residence, attempted the doorknob earlier in the day, and at the time of this call worked up the courage to try to force entry. They did not make entry and/or steal anything. The two juvenile would-be burglars did not damage the door when they attempted to force it open. They were brought to the SW PCT and after the Youth Services Center declined them, they were released to a parent/guardian.

#2021-52133/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-02-2021 the West Precinct protective eco block wall was taken down. At about 2030 hours, a group of approximately 20-30 people showed up in front of the precinct to protest the SPD and recent officer involved shootings. While in front of the precinct, the demonstrators wrote numerous anti-police messages in chalk on the precinct glass, plaza, and walls. The messages were photographed and uploaded into AXON. An incident report documenting the incident was completed. Officers cleaned up the precinct after the demonstrators departed. At least one media outlet arrived on scene.