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Two Arrested, Drugs, Guns Recovered After Drive-By Shots Fired Incident in Chinatown-International District

Seattle police arrested two men after a shots fired call in the Chinatown-International District on April 3.

Officers were near Seventh Avenue South and South Main Street when they heard multiple gun shots at about 10:46 p.m. They found a witness who reported he heard gunshots coming from a parking lot. He saw a vehicle leave the area westbound on South King Street approaching Fifth Avenue South.

Seattle police found seven shell casings in the parking lot, but didn’t find the car involved at that time. More witness accounts helped lead police to the car.

About an hour and a half later, officers spotted the suspect vehicle near Pike Street and 4th Avenue. During a traffic stop, Seattle police identified a 22-year-old man driving the car and a 21-year-old man in the passenger seat.

Police spotted a gun and shell casings in the car during the stop. They arrested the 22-year-old driver for investigation of drive-by shooting and DUI – drugs. 

Investigators also found a loaded gun, brass knuckles, drugs and cash on the driver. It was determined the gun found on him was a ghost gun made, in part, by using a 3-D printer. They recovered 14.5 grams of fentanyl powder, dozens of pills, 30 grams of methamphetamine. Police requested more charges for sale and delivery of methamphetamine, possession of unlawful firearm, unlawful carry pistol and furtively carry a dangerous weapon.

During the traffic stop, the passenger was also taken into custody on unrelated charges stemming from a Violation of the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act in March. Officers recovered dozens of pills, 6.7 grams of fentanyl powder and 0.3 grams of methamphetamine and cash.

Both suspects were booked in the King County Jail.

The vehicle involved was towed from the scene to be processed.

This is not the gun made, in part, by using a 3-D printer.
This is not the gun made, in part, by using a 3-D printer.