Police Chase Ends In Crash Near Yesler Terrace Following Shooting

Police arrested two men following a shooting and car chase near Capitol Hill late Thursday evening.

Around 11:30 p.m. two men in a vehicle pulled up alongside two other men and woman in another car near Boren and Pine and attempted to flirt with the woman, police sources said.


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When the woman rebuffed the men, they opened fire on the victims’ vehicle.

A source said the suspects were “driving down street shooting off rounds.”

We’re working to find out whether the victims were injured.

Officers responding to the shooting spotted the suspects’ vehicle and chased them until the suspects crashed into a building near Yesler and Boren 12 Ave and Boren.

Police immediately took one suspect into custody and set up a perimeter in the area as they searched for the second man with a K-9 unit. He was arrested a short time later.

Police found a gun and at least one shell casing in the suspects’ car.

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Update @ 2:17 am: 

SPD just posted this on their blotter:

On August 25th at approximately 11:08 p.m. officers responded to a call of shots fired near 12th Avenue and Boren Avenue.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the two involved vehicles were originally coming from the Seattle Center.  The suspect vehicle, a white Cadillac, was occupied by two adult males.  The victim vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck, was occupied by two males and a female.  The suspects began driving aggressively toward the victims and at some point near 12th Avenue and Boren Avenue pulled alongside the victim’s truck and fired a handgun at the victims.  The victims themselves were not struck by the gunfire but their vehicle was.  The victims were able to evade the suspects and get away from them.  None of the victims were injured.

Responding officers located the suspect vehicle while it was driving southbound on Boren Avenue and attempted to stop it.  The suspects failed to yield to officers and a pursuit ensued.  The suspect vehicle crashed into a building on the southeast corner of Boren Avenue South and 12th Avenue South.  The suspect driver was taken into custody.  The suspect passenger fled the scene on foot. 

Patrol, K-9, and SWAT officers along with Gang Unit detectives conducted an area search for the outstanding suspect.  The second suspect was eventually located in the area of the 1200 block of South Main Street and taken into custody. 

Both suspects were transported to Harborview Medical Center via ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained in their vehicle collision. 

Both suspects are under hospital guard and will be booked into the King County Jail upon their release.  Booking charges are still being determined by investigating officers and detectives.

Officers observed a handgun inside the severely damaged suspect vehicle, which was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for processing.

This remains an active and on-going Gang Unit investigation.