The Weekend Blotter: Rainier Valley Edition

A bunch of bad shit went down in the Rainier Valley this weekend.

From SPD:

On January 28th at approximately 10:59 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of shots fired at Rainier Avenue South and South Othello Street.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the male victim and two of his friends were standing in a parking lot when they heard five to six gunshots.  They were all facing away from the street and immediately jumped a fence at the rear of the lot.

The victim was hit in the buttocks but ran for about a block before sitting down behind a house. Officers located the victim and SFD medics provided treatment before transporting him to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspect or suspect vehicle description was given to investigating officers.

 Gang Unit detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.

The suspects and suspect vehicle remain at large.


On January 29th at approximately 2:43 a.m. an officer on patrol was southbound on Rainier Avenue South when he came upon a 23-year-old male victim lying in the middle of the roadway at South Garden Street.  The officer assessed the situation and requested medics and additional officers.  Investigating officers were able to locate a witness to the incident who was subsequently interviewed.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was in an argument with a group of suspects sitting in a car in the parking lot of a nearby gas station.  The victim was outside the car occupied by the suspects.  A female inside the car was heard to shout something at the victim at which point the victim broke out a driver’s side window of the car.  Two male suspects exited the vehicle and began assaulting the victim with a baseball bat.  The suspects got back inside the car and fled southbound from the scene. 

SFD medics responded and treated the victim for non-life-threatening injuries to his head and shoulders. 

The suspects and suspect vehicle remain at large.