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Police Arrest Man for Domestic Violence Shooting in South Seattle, Two Handguns Recovered

Seattle Police arrested a man for a domestic violence shooting in South Seattle Tuesday Morning.

On July 9th at 3:18 a.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a woman being shot in the 5700 block of South Norfolk Street.

Officers located the 47-year-old victim in nearby Skyway suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg. They provided medical aid until she was treated by firefighters/medics. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

The victim reported to police that her husband accused her of cheating, and he has been using narcotics. Officers determined he assaulted her with a cane and shot her in the leg as she was attempting to get away from him.

The armed suspect, 41, barricaded himself inside of their residence and refused to cooperate with police.

The Hostage Negotiation Team arrived on scene to negotiate his surrender. The SWAT team led the tactical response.

After a 5 and 1/2-hour standoff, the suspect was arrested for Assault 1st Degree. Two handguns were recovered from the scene, one of them was previously reported stolen.

The felony Domestic Violence Unit will take lead on this case. Additional charges may be applied as detectives complete their investigation.