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Man Shot After Breaking into Rainier Beach Apartment, Opening Fire in Domestic Violence Incident

A 39-year-old man was shot and wounded Sunday morning after he broke into an ex-girlfriend’s Rainier Beach apartment and opened fire with a handgun.

Around 10:30 AM, the suspect kicked in the door of an apartment in the 9400 block of Rainier Avenue South and opened fire. A 19-year-old man in the apartment then returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. 

Medics transported the suspect to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. He is currently being held under hospital guard and investigators plan to book him into the King County Jail.

No one else was injured in the incident.

SPD’s Domestic Violence Unit is investigating.