Wednesday – July 14, 2021

#2021-178107/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-14-2021 at 0250 hours an unknown male entered a business in the 1600 block of SW Holden St and requested the employee call 911 because he had accidentally shot himself. The subject then fled the business, got into his vehicle, and fled the area. Responding officers observed the vehicle leaving and followed it to the area of 17 Ave SW / SW Graham St where the subject parked the vehicle and fled into the greenbelt area. An extensive area check was conducted but the subject was not located. A handgun was observed inside the locked vehicle which was impounded to the processing room.

#2021-178180/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-14-2021 at 0630 hours, officers responded to a highly intoxicated male attempting to enter a residence who would not leave when homeowners told him to. The officers located keys (and vehicle) and a wallet on the male. He could not explain how he knew the registered owner of the vehicle. Officers requested North units contact the registered owner to determine the status of the car, and it was discovered that the residence had been broken into (homeowner asleep) and the keys, wallet and car taken. Suspect booked into King County Jail for Burglary and Auto Theft.

#2021-178293/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-14-2021 at 1100 hours, the SPD’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit assisted the ATF Regional Crime Gun Taskforce to arrest a suspect in Auburn, WA. The suspect was arrested on DOC and gun violations.

#2021-178474/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-14-2021 at 1114 hours, Seattle Fire was dispatched to a medical call at 3701 S Pilgrim St. A caller reported an adult female down and indicated an injury. Medics transported the female to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) with significant injuries. Homicide and Traffic Collision Investigation (TCI) were notified the female died as a result of her injuries several hours after she was taken to HMC. Per the ME’s office the female’s injuries and subsequent death resulted from being struck by a motor vehicle. TCI will be conducting the follow up investigation.

#2021-178514/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-14-2021 at 1304 hours, the initial caller reported a subject had just stolen 3 backpacks from a 12-year-old child in a playground at a public park before walking away toward I-90, in the direction of the “Jungle.” The investigation later revealed there were two victims, and both were only about 8-years-old. While heading to the park to contact the victim, an officer located a subject matching the description provided, who was still carrying the stolen backpacks. Not wanting the suspect to get away with the young children’s backpacks, the officer contacted the subject and attempted to detain him. However, the subject immediately resisted and fought against the officer, resulting in a citywide “Help the officer.” Two bystanders saw the fight and helped the officer arrest the suspect. The suspect was then taken into custody and the scene was stabilized. Medical aid was summoned to the scene. The officer sustained minor injuries and was later transported to the hospital. The suspect was later booked into King County Jail for Assault on a Police Officer, Obstruction, and Theft. Hazard report and Type 2 Use of Force report were completed. The stolen backpacks were later returned to the children.

#2021-178741/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-14-2021 at 1729 hours a citizen reported seeing military ordnance on the sidewalk in the 300 block of 19 AV E. The SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad responded and determined the mortar was inert.

#2021-178753/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-14-2021 at 1801 hours, a male stopped his vehicle to mediate a road rage incident in which he was not involved. One of the suspects in the road rage took offence to the male interjecting. Suspect then made a derogatory statement about the victim’s race and punched him in the face. Victim felt he was assaulted based on his perceived race. Suspect was not located or arrested. Notification emails sent.