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Central District Shooting Call Ends in Arrest, Firearm Recovered

Multiple 911 calls about a shooting in Seattle’s Central District Saturday night ended in the arrest of a 24-year-old man after alert officers stopped an involved vehicle.

Just after 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a flurry of 911 calls about shots fired in the 2300 block of Union Street. Arriving officers located evidence of a shooting and property damage in the area but did not find anyone who was injured. Security video from a neighboring business helped provide officers with a suspect description, including the vehicle involved.

Around 10:30 p.m., officers from the South Precinct saw a car matching the description traveling westbound on College Street from 17th Avenue South. Officers followed the vehicle to the 400 block of Royal Brougham Way South and initiated a high-risk stop where they recovered a semi-automatic pistol from the suspect’s waistband. The gun was placed into evidence.

Detectives from the Gun Violence Reduction Unit responded to interview the suspect, who was then booked into the King County Jail for investigation of drive-by shooting.