Find Posts By Topic

Man Arrested in Belltown Shooting Investigation

Update 11/2/11:

Department of Corrections (DOC) Officers arrested the suspect in this shooting at the Northgate DOC office Tuesday afternoon. The suspect, a 21-year-old man and convicted felon, arrived at the office and had a firearm in his possession.

Detectives with the Gun Violence Reduction Unit booked the suspect into King County Jail.


Police are investigating after a man was shot and injured Friday evening in Belltown.

At 5:30 p.m., a man called 911 to report he had been shot. Police responded to an apartment in the 2200 block of 4th Avenue and found a 50-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his lower leg. Officers began first aid and then transferred care to Seattle Fire Department medics when they arrived. Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for additional treatment.

Witnesses told police the suspect entered an apartment unit and confronted the victim, then shot him and fled. The victim and suspect are apparently known to each other.

This remains an open and active case and detectives will continue to investigate.