1) Police are slowly releasing more details about the investigation into Sunday’s fatal officer-involved shooting in Belltown.
Police say the man fatally shot by an SPD homicide detective “physically attacked” a detective and tried to grab his gun before he was shot by police.
A statement from the King County Sheriff’s office—which is investigating the shooting at the request of SPD— says Evans was unarmed, but fought with an officer in the street and tried to grab his weapon.
As we reported earlier today, Evans—suspected of fatally stabbing an 84-year-old man at an Interbay storage facility on Saturday—served time in prison for beating 17-year-old girl to death in north Seattle in 1988.
2) Seattle police arrested a 31-year-old rape suspect near Northgate early Saturday morning. According to SPD, officers responded to a report of a rape at Roosevelt Way NE and NE Northgate Way at about 1:15 am Saturday, and found a woman who told police a man, who she did not know, had attacked her.
An SPD K9 unit tracked the suspect, and found him hiding in some bushes. Police booked the 31-year-old man into the King County Jail for investigation of rape.
3) Just after 9:00 am Saturday morning, a woman driving a stolen car crashed into an apartment building after police tried to pull her over.
According to SPD, when officers tried to pull the woman over at North 125th Street and Fremont Avenue North, she sped off.
Police did not know the vehicle was stolen, and did not follow the woman, who then drove into an apartment complex at N. 134th St. and Greenwood Ave. N.
The front end of the woman’s vehicle went through the wall of an apartment, but no one was injured.
The driver managed to get away from police on foot.