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Police Arrest Man After He Shoots Through Neighbor’s Door

Police arrested a man and seized his firearm Friday afternoon after he shot several rounds into a neighbor’s apartment while in a state of crisis.

At 1:15 p.m., a 911 caller in the 200 block of Yesler Way reported a bullet coming through the door to his apartment. Just after that call, the suspected shooter also called in to say he would meet police in the lobby with his unloaded firearm.

Arriving officers met the 63-year-old suspect in the lobby and seized his handgun as evidence.

The man appeared to be in a state of crisis and said he fired into his neighbor’s apartment because he believed his neighbor had been hacking into his computer for several years. The neighbor was thankfully unharmed and said he didn’t even know the suspect.

Police arrested the suspect for assault and booked him into the King County Jail.

Additionally, officers initiated a petition for an Extreme Risk Protection Order based on the risk of danger the man poses to himself and others. An ERPO is a court order intended to reduce gun deaths and injuries by temporarily suspending a person’s access to firearms. You can learn more about ERPOs from SPD and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.