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Thursday – April 7, 2022

#2022-086115/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-07-2022 at 0335 hours, an officer assigned to the 3/Pine detail was flagged down by a victim. The victim reported he had been threatened with a gun to his face in the 200 block of University/south stairs of Benaroya Hall. Suspect was located on the stairs/plaza area near a small black bag containing a loaded handgun. The recovered handgun returned as stolen. Suspect was arrested, declined by King County Jail, hospital guard established, and will be subsequently booked into KCJ.

#2022-086181/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-07-2022 at 0545 hours, a semi-truck with a 40-45ft trailer was NB on the 1st Ave S Bridge. As the truck made a slow left turn on to E Marginal Way S part of the load was not secure. The large heavy roll of paper shifted and caused the trailer to pitch & roll to the right. The trailer rolling caused the tractor to also roll over to its right side. Driver was uninjured. The trailer struck a phone pole and a fire hydrant. SDOT notified. NB E Marginal Way was closed to 1 lane for a 3-hour period.

#2022-086398/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-07-2022 at 1157 hours, officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 100 block of 21st Av. The victim of this burglary called 911 reporting that he could see unknown persons inside his apartment from a camera he had set up. The victim also reported that at least one of them had a gun. Officers set up containment on the 3rd floor of the apartment building and tried to contact the people inside. Officers made contact with at least one person inside the apartment, and they refused to exit. Hostage Negotiation Team members were called to the scene. Both Negotiator 1 and Negotiator 2 responded to assist with this call. A contact team was set up as negotiators made contact with the occupants and SWAT was notified of the incident. One suspect did exit the apartment and was taken into custody. This suspect was only moderately cooperative and although he did admit that there were other suspects inside, he was vague about how many. Negotiators continued to make contact with the occupants inside to convince them to give themselves up. After several hours each suspect (5 total) was successfully coaxed out of the apartment by negotiators and gave themselves up to police. The occupants claimed that they had been staying at the apartment anywhere from a few days to many weeks. Several of the occupants showed officers the complainant/victim’s various phone numbers and name on their phones as well as personal property inside the residence. The occupants suggested that the complainant placed the call to provide himself cover for a shooting that had taken place the night before (2022-85449). In that incident they say the complainant shot into the floor of the apartment below and the occupants said the complainant then fled, frightened that he might have struck someone. The bullet did not strike any people. Officers repeatedly tried to call the complainant/victim but after placing the initial 911 call he refused to answer. The occupants were investigated and released from the scene.

#2022-086666/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-07-2022 at 1600 hours, officers were dispatched to a DOA located in the 700 Block of John Street. The complainant was attempting to contact his client and discovered a deceased female in the apartment. She appeared to have been dead for some days. The victim was the caregiver of the resident who was last seen on 04/03/2022. Several attempts to contact the resident were futile. Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding this death, Homicide detectives responded to the scene for a more in-depth investigation.

#2022-086875/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-07-2022 at 1935 hours, officers responded to a report of a suspicious fire in a residence. Upon arrival they noted it appeared to be arson because the fire originated inside of a suitcase inside of an apartment. The articles inside the suitcase that were used to fuel the fire were quickly extinguished by the Fire Suppression System. No fire damage was discovered, however, there was significant water damage in the unit and the unit below. No victims or suspects were on scene during the investigation. Seattle Fire and Fire Marshal responded to be sure the fire was extinguished and to investigate the scene. SPD’s ABS was also notified and will be responding.

#2022-086955/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-07-2022 at 2113 hours, officers responded to the area of 2800 block SW Brandon ST for a report of shots. 8 callers reported hearing up to 4 shots. Officers located evidence of a shooting but no property damage or suspect description. GVRU notified. No victims.

#2022-087041/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-07-2022 at 2245 hours, officers responded to the area of 16 AV SW/ SW Graham ST for a report of a male shooting a gun and yelling. Officers arrived and located a scene at 16 AV SW/ SW Graham ST at the top of a pedestrian staircase. The witness reported hearing a disturbance at the top of the stairs and looking out through her kitchen window seeing a heavy-set male yelling and pointing a handgun west bound from the stairs, firing a single shot. The witness reported hearing the shooter say something to the effect of “You’re not going to steal from me anymore”, and general yelling about not stealing on the block anymore. No property damage was located. No identified victim, no evidence of a shooting was located. The shooter was not on scene. GVRU notified, area check negative results.