Friday – April 23, 2021

#2021-098464/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-23-2021 at 0048 hours, officers responded to Seward Park to investigate a report that four gunshots had been heard in the area. Officers arrived and canvassed the area for victims, suspects and evidence. No victims or suspects were located but officers did recover evidence of a shooting. The officers spoke with witnesses who reported seeing two vehicles leave the area directly after the shots were fired.

#2021-98697/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-23-2021 at 0925 hours, a male victim was walking when he got into a verbal argument with a suspect. The suspect then kicked the victim to the ground, then kicked him in the head while he was down. During the verbal altercation, the suspect said, “shut up” and also verbally indicated the attack was racially motivated. The victim had abrasions on his shoulder from the assault but declined any medical attention. The suspect fled the scene.

#2021-098695/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-23-2021 at 0926 hours, a “help the officer” was broadcast in the 3000 Block of M L King Jr Way S. Upon arrival, officers learned that a traffic officer (retired) was flagging in full uniform at a construction site and witnessed a vehicle traveling recklessly through the controlled site multiple times. The traffic officer attempted to deny the vehicle access when it came through again by placing cones and standing in front of it. The driver of the vehicle drove forward at a slow speed and struck the traffic officer multiple times on the leg causing minor injury. A witness on scene, seeing the assault, broke out the back window of the suspect vehicle before it fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle called 911 a few minutes later and was subsequently taken into custody at his residence for assault.

#2021-98640/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-23-2021, a third party (uninvolved) called 911 to report details of a sexual assault. After receiving additional information, a person close to the victim, contacted 911 to give additional details. Officers responded to the scene, interviewed the victim, and were able to gather additional information. The victim was reluctant to report the incident, but ultimately stated that they would speak to investigators, under certain conditions. Due to the two-day delay in reporting, and the location of the incident, there was no physical evidence that could be collected. The patrol officers took additional steps to collect what evidence they could gather, identify a location, and took photographs of the scene. The Sexual Assault Unit was consulted, and they will be handling the follow-up of this investigation.

#2021-099386/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-23-2021 at 2332 hours, a regular customer entered a convenience store, made bias comments toward the employee, then fled the scene.