Wednesday – March 3, 2021

#2021-052201/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 0001 hours, the victim in this incident is a uniformed security guard working for the Spokane at Rainier Court apartment. The victim was probably not the intended target, just in the wrong place at the time. As victim was driving into the parking lot, he heard several shots and bullets striking the rear of his vehicle. The victim then drove to another location and called 911. The victim was not injured. Officers located the shooting scene across the street from the parking lot and located evidence of a shooting. The Gun Violence Reduction Unit was notified. Patrol processed the scene. No suspect information at this time.

#2021-52209/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 0015 hours, a male suspect entered a convenience store. The suspect went to the far end of the front counter and towards the area where the clerk and register were located. The clerk began to confront the suspect. The suspect then produced a large kitchen style knife with about a 5-inch blade. The suspect told the clerk to give him all the money and he wouldn’t get hurt. The clerk gave the suspect the cash from the register. Before the suspect left, he grabbed a pack of cigarettes from the shelf. Officers conducted an area check and located a possible suspect about 7-10 blocks away. The victim clerk made a positive I.D. of the suspect. The money, a pack of cigarettes and a knife were recovered from the suspect. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail. Robbery was notified and screened the incident.

#2021-52451/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 0815 hours, a suspect approached the victim and attacked him unprovoked. The suspect made comments towards the victim which made the victim believe the attack was as a result of his perceived race. During the attack, the victim’s phone fell to the ground. The suspect took the phone and continued to assault the victim, preventing the victim from retrieving his property. The victim sustained a possible concussion, partial loss of vision out of one eye and a laceration to the other requiring transportation to the hospital. The suspect continued down the street and committed another unprovoked assault to a different person causing minor injuries. The suspect was located and subsequently arrested for a Hate Crime, Robbery and Assault-2.

#2021-52471/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 0856 hours, officers responded to a report of an armed victim/business owner who was following his occupied stolen vehicle in the SODO district. Patrol officers were nearby in the area and responded to 5th Av./S. Michigan St. The suspect vehicle drove into the parking lot of Seattle City CU at which time the suspect then exited the vehicle and began to quickly walk away from the victim who exited his vehicle and yelled for the suspect to stop. When the suspect refused to stop, the victim fired one round (warning shot) from his personal firearm (w/CPL), into the ground nearby the suspect. The suspect then went to the ground and gave himself up. Officers were arriving on scene at about this time. Suspect was taken into custody without further incident. Victim’s firearm was confiscated, rendered safe and submitted into evidence. Evidence of a shooting was recovered. During an interview the suspect also admitted to his involvement in another attempted Auto Theft from last night.

#2021-052846/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 1310 hours, a known customer/suspect entered Kemp’s Cannabis shop without wearing a mask. Staff asked him to wear a mask or leave. Suspect was escorted out of the store by staff where he threatened violence towards them. Staff believed the threats were racially motivated.

#2021-052772/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 1352 hours, officers were dispatched to a naked man running in traffic in the 12000 Blk Aurora Av N. Man was contacted and fled across traffic to the N/W corner of 125th/Aurora Av N. He climbed onto a 10-foot structure there and was contained by multiple units. The Hostage Negotiation Team and Mental Health Professionals talked to him for about 2.5 hours until he decided to jump down. He was taken into custody and ITA’D (Involuntary Treatment Act) without force being used on him.

#2021-53000/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 1755 hours, a suspect stole a backpack and laptop from a business. Victims gave chase. A crowd at Hing Hay Park attempted to intervene. Victims believed suspect fired a shot. Suspect continued to flee. Community members followed suspect to Bartell’s at 4/S. Jackson. Officers arrived and caught suspect as he was running out the back of Bartell’s. Patrol officers located the firearm and evidence of a shooting at Hing Hay Park. Suspect claimed to have swallowed narcotics and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Suspect will be booked into the King County Jail.

#2021-053085/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 1946 hours, two victims were working as 7-11 clerks. Victim 1 confronted a shoplift suspect, a female in her 20s. The suspect became agitated, returned stolen merchandise but refused to leave the store. The suspect started breaking things around the store. The suspect then punched victim 1 in the face and kicked him in the leg. During the assault, the suspect yelled racial slurs at the victim and told him to go back to his perceived country of origin. The suspect also threw a plastic item at Victim 2’s face. The suspect left the store before officers arrived. Both victims declined medical attention. Officers conducted an investigation.

#2021-053127/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-03-2021 at 2059 hours, officers responded to multiple shots fired calls at 2nd and Pine. Officers located evidence of a shooting and property damage to two separate commercial buildings. Interviews from witnesses and callers revealed an argument between two males that ended when one of them shooting. The intended target of the shooting was not struck and fled the scene in a vehicle. The suspect fled on foot and was never located. Officers processed the scene after consulting with the Gun Violence Reduction Unit. An hour and a half after the shooting, the intended victim called communications requesting officer contact to report his shot up vehicle. The primary officers responded, processed the vehicle and took a statement from the victim.