Friday – April 30, 2021

#2021-105356/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-30-2021 at 1500 hours, officers were called to an extended stay rental building about a subject that had made threats to kill an employee and was trespassing due to his stay being over. Employees also stated that the subject had put a camera up outside his door in the hallway and the threat was made when they told him he could not have it. When officers made contact, they cracked the door and the subject kicked it closed and stated he had a gun. The employee who had the threats to kill made against him did not feel the threat was credible, so we had a trespass call. Due to the nature of the call and the mention of a gun, this turned into a barricaded suspect. I screened this with a Lt and called for the Hostage Negotiation Team. We held down the hallway until HNT arrived and they were able to make contact with the subject’s family via phone. After discussing the totality of the circumstances, they made the decision to attempt to speak to the subject in the room to gain compliance. The subject would not engage in conversation, so the decision was made to de-escalate and walk away.

#2021-105563/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-30-2021 at 1935 hours, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2100 block of Harbor AV SW. The victim stated as he was traveling n/b another vehicle was attempting to parallel park. As he drove past him, he honked his horn at the suspect vehicle. The victim parked up the roadway and shortly after, without warning, the suspect entered the passenger side door of his vehicle. He demanded money to which the victim stated he didn’t have any. As the suspect exited the vehicle, he fired one round into the passenger seat (unknown if intentional or accidental according to the victim). The suspect then fled the scene with an unknown subject in a separate vehicle. Officers impounded the suspect vehicle. Both Robbery and the Gun Violence Reduction Unit were notified about the incident.

#2021-105590/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-30-2021 at 2007 hours, officers responded to a report of shots fired. The suspect and victim (Victim 1) were drinking. The suspect became angry and pulled a handgun on Victim 2, (roommate). The suspect and V2 struggled over the handgun. At some point in the argument the firearm discharged into the floor. Officers formed a contact team and rescued V1 and V2 from the apt. The suspect was in his room with the door closed but surrendered to officers. A search warrant was obtained for the firearm which was recovered from the apartment.

#2021-105633/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-30-2021 at 2114 hours, officers responded to Lake Wash Blvd S / 50 AV S for a report of an attempted robbery. The victims reported two suspects approached them with handguns and demanded money. When the victims refused, the suspects fled the area in an unknown vehicle. An extensive area check was completed with negative results for the suspects or suspect vehicle.

#2021-105698/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-30-2021 at 2316 hours, reports came in of an encampment fire. Officers and Seattle Fire responded to area. A large tarp-covered structure approximately 20 by 10 feet was destroyed along with several surrounding tents and a tree. Seattle Fire extinguished fire. Despite 15-20 individuals having been in and around encampment during time of fire, none observed anything and did not know how fire started. A fire marshal responded. Officers took pictures and cleared scene once the fire marshal was done with investigation.