Tuesday – July 20, 2021

#2021-184425/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-20-2021 @ 1208 hours, a male victim was making deliveries in the Georgetown neighborhood of SODO. A cargo truck was blocking his way so he asked the driver (suspect) if he could move it. The suspect became enraged, calling the victim a racial slur and threatening to shoot him. The victim told officers that the suspect had a bulge at his waistband which led him to believe that the suspect was armed and led further credence to his threat to shoot the victim. The victim stated that he feared that the suspect would carry through with his threat and wanted to leave the area as soon as he could. The suspect left the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

#2021-184471/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-20-2021 at 1339 hours, a suspect assaulted a victim by hitting him on the back of the head with a wooden club. He fled the area on foot and the victim was treated at scene and declined to go to hospital. SPD and DOC officers located the suspect a while later. As they moved in to detain him, the suspect charged at an officer’s vehicle and repeatedly smashed the car with the wooden club, targeting the driver’s window, obviously targeting the officer. Parts of the vehicle were broken but the officer was unable to get inside. The officer initially attempted to back the vehicle away, but then the suspect ran away, so she stopped to chase him on foot. At some point the gear selector popped back into reverse, so the vehicle coasted backwards into the SPD car behind hers, damaging it. The suspect was immediately stopped by DOC officers, with the assistance of the arriving SPD officers. No reportable force was used by SPD. The suspect was arrested for felony assault and multiple misdemeanors but was medically declined at the King County Jail. Hospital Guard is being conducted until he is ready for booking. No officers were injured but the damaged vehicle was towed for repairs. A Hazard Report was submitted due to the suspect’s attempt to attack the officer.

#2021-184636/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-20-2021 at 1605 hours, officers responded to a “help” for WSP near the eastbound onramp to I-90 from Rainier Av S. WSP was reported to be fighting with a suspect who was being arrested for throwing rocks at cars on I-90. Officers arrived and assisted WSP with the investigation, the suspect had a loaded 9mm magazine fall from his waistband while being taken into custody by WSP. A call out for an Arson Bomb Squad (ABS) K9 was authorized to assist the WSP investigation. The ABS K9 was unable to locate a firearm. Numerous media outlets responded to the area.

#2021-184688/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-20-2021 at 1706 hours, officers responded to a stabbing at the Comfort Inn located at 13700 Aurora Av N. Officers located the victim inside the lobby and behind the check in desk. The victim had a large laceration on his face that was bleeding profusely. The victim reported that an argument broke out between himself and his co-worker while they were working behind the desk at the motel. The argument escalated quickly, at which point the victim pepper-sprayed the suspect. The pepper spray soaked the suspect’s shirt, causing the suspect to remove his shirt and throw in at the victim. The suspect then produced a knife and swung it at the victim in a slashing motion. The victim was struck in the face with the knife, which opened a large laceration on the temple/side of his face. The suspect fled on foot. An area check was negative for the suspect. The victim was transported to the hospital for further medical treatment.

#2021-184981/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-20-2021 at 2253 hours, a suspect entered a business in the 600 block of 1 AV, Seattle WA. The suspect brought his purchases to the cash register area to be rung up. The cashier and suspect disagreed on the amount due, and a physical altercation ensued. Both the clerk and his co-worker tried to get the suspect out of the store and during this time the suspect produced a handgun and shot the cashier before fleeing. Responding officers performed life sustaining first aid on the victim including applying a field dressing to this wound. The victim was taken to a local medical facility. The suspect was not located at the scene. K9 was contacted but determined they would not be able to establish a track. Evidence was collected and suspect information was distributed for Officer Safety purposes. This was screened by Homicide and Robbery units.

#2021-184997/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-20-2021 at 2319 hours, officers responded to reports of shots fired and located evidence of a shooting. No property damage or victims were located. Neighbors reported seeing involved parties fleeing in an older white Camaro and a newer white Camaro. Suspects in the older white Camaro were believed to have fired rounds at the subjects in the newer white Camaro as it sped away. The suspects are believed to frequently hang out at a nearby residence. At the time of this report the suspects have not been identified. Patrol processed the scene and recovered evidence.