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Sunday – July 4, 2021

#2021-167432/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 0138 hours, officers responded to a carjacking that just occurred in the area of S Judkins St. Officers arrived, formed a contact team, and found the vehicle abandoned in the street. The caller reported he was in his vehicle on the phone when two males walked by, produced a handgun and demanded his keys. They got into the vehicle, but they were unable to get further than about 20 feet because they could not figure out how to deactivate the parking brake. They fled on foot in an unknown direction. A K9 track was conducted, however the suspects could not be located. Officers processed the vehicle and turned it over to the owner, however the keys were still missing.

#2021-167504/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 0344 hours, a marked SPD patrol vehicle was travelling n/b on 12 Av. E. approaching the intersection of E. John St. Patrol vehicle was responding to a priority one call and had its emergency lights and its siren on. As it approached the intersection, patrol vehicle slowed and attempted to clear the intersection for traffic. Vehicle #2 then struck the driver’s side of the SPD vehicle, causing the officer to sustain injury of concussion. Officer was treated at hospital. Both vehicles were driveable and no airbags were deployed.

#2021-167608/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 0751 hours, Walgreens reported to 911 that a man pushed two employees to access the batteries behind the counter. The man stole several batteries and fled on foot. Alert patrol officers located the suspect, and he was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

#2021-167754/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 1140 hours, officers responded to an assault with a vehicle. The suspect got into a verbal altercation with security then returned to his vehicle. Once in his vehicle, the suspect accelerated forward striking the planter box near the victim. The suspect reversed and then accelerated forward again, striking the victim, and pinning him between the vehicle and a support beam. The suspect then reversed and fled the area to the north. This is the second similar incident with the vehicle in 2 days (ref 21-165494). Incident was screened by homicide.

#2021-168781/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 1145 hours, witnesses flagged officers down and reported seeing a male firing a handgun out of a moving vehicle in the far north end of Magnuson Park, near Arena Sports. Upon arriving, officers found two scenes with evidence of a shooting. In the same area, they found a dumpster fully engulfed in flames. The dumpster was not near any structure or buildings and Seattle Fire responded and extinguished the fire.

#2021-167818/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 1316 hours, SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the Aurora Bridge when a Metro coach collided with an adult male pedestrian in the roadway, resulting in his death.

#2021-167951/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 1529 hours, officers responded to an assault. The female victim went to confront a male resident about lighting fireworks armed with a bamboo walking stick. The suspect and victim got into a verbal dispute, during which the suspect pulled up his shirt to expose a handgun in his waist band and made a comment about “having 20 rounds for you”, which frightened the victim. The victim began to leave the area, at which time the suspect made a comment about her perceived sexual orientation as he turned around to head back towards the residence. The victim then kicked the suspect in the lower back/buttock region, at which time another resident tackled the victim to protect his friend. The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of harassment and officers were able to obtain consent to seize the firearm as evidence. Due to the biased comments, the incident was screened, and a biased crimes email sent.

#2021-168377/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 2126 hours, officers responded to the 7-11 located on Erskine Way to a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim, who is an employee. The victim told officers that an unidentified male came into the store acting “crazy”–throwing things around and yelling. When the male left the store, the victim followed him outside. The male turned and retrieved an approx. 2-foot-long axe from his pants pocket. The male swung the axe at the victim–who managed to get out of the way–narrowly missing the victim’s head and neck area with the blade. Another store employee pepper sprayed the male, who fled the area on foot. The suspect was located by officers a short while later a short distance away–still in possession of the axe. The suspect refused to identify himself and was booked into the King County Jail.

#2021-161139/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 2245 hours, officers responded to the vicinity of 29 AV S/S Brandon St in response to shots heard. Upon arrival officers discovered a scene which consisted of evidence of a shooting. Patrol processed the scene once it was confirmed that there were no injuries or associated property damage. Gun Violence Reduction Unit was consulted.

#2021-168699/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 2326 hours, a reporting party called 911 after her apartment window broke and she heard a bullet whizzing past her head. Officers arrived to secure the scene and found the victim unharmed. Officers also observed the bullet hole to the window as well as located evidence of a shooting on the victim’s couch. No evidence was found outside the residence. No other witnesses were located. Photos were taken for evidence.

#2021-168734/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-04-2021 at 2345 hours, officers responded to the VA Hospital in response to a report that a gunshot wound victim had just been dropped off. Upon arrival, the victim/suspect reported that while somewhere in Kent, he had the gun in his pants, and that when he removed it, the weapon discharges striking him in the leg. Gun Violence Reduction Unit responded and interviewed the subject.