Tuesday – December 21, 2021

#2021-335700/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-21-2021 at 0948 hours, a maintenance worker called 911 to report he had entered what should have been an empty apartment to complete scheduled work. The worker was surprised to see a masked individual point a gun at him when he entered the apartment. Officers responded and set up containment, Hostage Negotiation Team responded and attempted negotiations, and SWAT responded. Once a warrant was obtained, SWAT went through a progression of interventions. Ultimately, SWAT made entry into the apartment. The suspect had apparently fled before the initial officers arrived. The resident of the apartment was contacted and confirmed he had a gun in the apartment. After clearing the apartment, SWAT found an empty holster.

#2021-335978/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-21-2021 at 1636 hours, officers responded to a report of a carjacking. The victim was placing her child inside her parked vehicle when an unknown suspect approached her. He brandished a handgun and demanded she give him her keys, which she relinquished. The suspect drove the vehicle away after the victim removed her child from the car. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle or suspect.

#2021-335993/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-21-2021 at 1702 hours, a 9-1-1 call came in regarding a fight at a youth shelter involving a gun (turned out to be a BB gun). Officers arrived and were assaulted (strike to face causing injuries, spitting causing exposure) by a client. Type 1 Use of Force used to get suspect into custody. When in the back of AMR for transport, suspect again became combative and assaulted SPD and Seattle Fire by spitting and attempting to grab an officer’s gun. It took over 30 minutes to get suspect under control for transport. Due to the suspect saying “you’re hurting me” a Type 1 Use of Force was done by several officers. Suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC), then King County Jail, then back to HMC, then back to KCJ where she was booked for 5 counts of Assault 3. 212, and FIT were notified. Two officers suffered injuries, and two officers suffered exposures.

#2021-336268/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-21-2021 at 2351 hours, a fight disturbance occurred in the 1500 block of 11th Ave. The victim reported lightly bumping the suspect’s car door with her car door as she exited her vehicle. A verbal disturbance quick escalated to a fight disturbance where the suspect struck the victim in the head 3 times with a firearm while using biased language. An uninvolved party attempted to intervene, which turned the suspect’s aggression towards him. The unidentified victim was also pistol whipped in the head, which caused the suspect to fire off a handgun round. While still striking the second victim, the weapon’s seated magazine broke, losing its base plate, spring, and dumping unspent rounds on the ground. The suspect then fled northbound on 11th Ave in a newer model gray (possibly) Mazda. The unidentified victim was treated by Seattle Fire. An extensive search was conducted with negative results. Officers processed the scene. The suspect is still at large however evidence was collected.