Police Arrest 17-Year-Old Shooting Suspect In South Seattle

From the SPD Blotter:

On October 20th, at approximately 4:52 PM, South Precinct officers responded to a call of shots fired and possibly a vehicle struck in the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Graham Street.  When officers arrived, the suspect and any vehicles or victims related to that call were gone.  However, several witnesses did provide officers with a physical description of the shooter.  After an extensive search, officers could not locate any victims of this shooting.

Approximately 3 hours later,  at 7:51 PM, Gang Unit detectives observed the shooting suspect in the 4800 Block of South Kenyon Street.  The detectives chased the suspect on foot through yards before losing sight of him.  Patrol officers and a K9 unit responded to the scene to assist with the search.  The K9 tracked the suspect to a shed in the backyard of a house in that block.  During the track, a revolver and a pair of shoes were recovered.  The door of the shed was locked so officers contacted the homeowner.  According to the homeowner, the door to the shed was never locked.  Officers attempted to get the suspect to come out on his own, but he refused to acknowledge them.  At that point, the officers forced the door open, with the homeowner’s permission, and sent the K9 inside.  The suspect was then taken into custody.  The 17 year old suspect was later booked into the Youth Services Center for Investigation of Burglary.  Detectives will be following up on the previous shooting incident.

Thanks to reader Lakewash who sent in a tip about this last night.