Monday – October 4, 2021

#2021-262763/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-04-2021 at 1915 hours, an unknown suspect fired at least one round from an area near a city park. That round struck a home, narrowly missing the resident. It is believed the suspect was firing at a vehicle nearby and the house was not the target. Officers canvased the area for suspects with negative results. Evidence collected at the scene.

#2021-188111/North Precinct/Third Watch:

Homicide detectives developed probable cause to arrest three suspects for a murder that occurred on July 23rd in the North Precinct. Today, on very short notice, SPD officers and detectives from SWAT, Major Crimes, Gun Violence Reduction Unit and Ofc. from 2nd West conducted a surveillance and arrest operation resulting in one arrest.

#2021-262808/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-04-2021 at 2004 hours, officers responded to the area of Rainier Beach High School to investigate a report of an assault by pepper spray. The juvenile victim in the matter was very agitated over the incident and as a result, the introduction of officers (strangers) and the obvious break in his routine, made it very challenging for officers to obtain details regarding the incident. Officers on scene reduced their immediate/visible presence to the victim down to 1 officer. The approach seemed to assist in calming the victim and preventing the victim from shutting down completely. The victim stated they were out jogging, something they routinely do, when they were approached by 2 unknown male suspects and 1 unknown female suspect. One of them uttered a bias slur, then sprayed the victim’s face with pepper spray. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. Unfortunately, the victim was unable to provide any descriptions for the suspects other than their gender.

#2021-262941/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-04-2021 at 2343 hours, a call came in to 911 regarding a male setting a fire and waving a stick near the 1700 BLK of Airport WY S. Officers arrived on scene and located an unoccupied semi-tractor with a fire emanating from the fill port of the diesel exhaust fluid tank, which is immediately next to the diesel fuel tank. Officers were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Seattle Fire responded and took photos, as did SPD. Fire Marshal did not respond. This incident was screened with SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad.