14-Year-Olds Shouldn’t Play With Guns
On July 8th at approximately 11:58 p.m. officers and Gang Unit detectives responded to a report of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the Holly Park neighborhood and then dropped off at his residence in the 1500 block of 33rd Avenue. A family friend drove the victim to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. Gang Unit detectives contacted the victim at HMC and subsequently interviewed him.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and his foster brother were walking near 28th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when the victim shot himself while trying to insert a pistol into his waistband. The two boys then returned home at which point a family friend drove the victim to HMC.
The actual location of the incident, the whereabouts of the gun, and their method of transportation home has yet to be determined.
Gang Unit detectives continue to actively investigate.
Cops Interrupt Robbery In the International District
On July 9th at approximately 2:10 a.m. officers were flagged down by a 39-year-old male victim of an attempted armed robbery near 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the 21-year-old male suspect approached the victim in a bus shelter, placed a knife to the victim’s throat, and searched the victim for his wallet.
The attempted armed robbery was interrupted when an approaching police car caused the suspect to flee the scene on foot.
After a brief area search officers located and apprehended the suspect. The knife was recovered and placed into evidence.
The victim was not injured and none of his property was successfully taken by the suspect.
The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and narcotics charges.
Armed 13-Year-Old Arrested In South Seattle
On July 9th at approximately 10:33 p.m. officers responded to a report of a fight disturbance in the 4300 block of South Webster Street. While officers were enroute the complainant called back and added that things were escalating and guns were seen. Officers arrived on scene and saw one of the suspects trying to secrete himself behind a parked vehicle. The male suspect had a gun in his hand and when he saw the police he fled on foot.
The suspect was caught and the handgun was recovered.
The 13-year-old male suspect was interviewed and subsequently booked into the Youth Service Center (juvenile detention).
Truck Torched In North Seattle:
On July 8th at approximately 11:35 p.m. an officer on patrol in the 300 block of Northwest 95th Street noticed smoke emitting from the front cab of a work truck parked on the street. After trying to determine if anyone was inside the truck, the officer used her patrol car’s fire extinguisher to put out most of the flames. SFD responded and totally extinguished the fire. The owner of the truck was located and interviewed. The Fire Marshall responded to the scene and made a preliminary determination of arson.
Nobody was injured as a result of the fire and there are no suspects at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of any suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.
SPD Arson/Bomb Squad detectives will now be responsible for the active and on-going investigation.