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Man Arrested After Firing Shots, Chasing Stolen Truck in South Seattle

Police arrested a man after he fired several shots from his car while chasing his stolen truck around South Seattle on Friday afternoon.

At about 4:45 p.m., a man spotted his stolen Chevrolet truck in the Mt. Baker neighborhood while he was out driving in his Toyota Camry. He followed his stolen truck until it stopped, and then confronted the driver. When the driver sped away, the man fired two shots, striking two nearby residences.

He then chased after his truck, driving erratically through the Columbia City neighborhood until he lost sight of it. The man neglected to call 911 at any point during this incident.

Based on reports from witnesses, officers found and stopped the man in his Toyota in the 9300 block of Rainier Avenue South. Police detained the two occupants and the driver gave officers permission to remove his handgun from the car. 

Police verified the Chevrolet truck was indeed registered to the Toyota driver and it was reported stolen, but the truck was gone when officers arrived in the area.

Officers booked the 27-year-old man into King County Jail for drive-by shooting and submitted his firearm as evidence. His passenger was released from the scene.