Seattle police arrest suspect in Columbia City 'shootout'

Police say they've arrested a suspect in a shootout in Seattle's Columbia City Friday morning.

Several witnesses reported hearing six or more shots fired about 11:00 a.m. near the area of 5200 39 Ave. S. Witnesses also reported seeing two men firing at a passing vehicle and the occupants of the vehicle returning fire.

After a search on foot, officers tracked down a suspect hiding in a house in the 5000 block of 42 Ave. S. Officers arrested the man without incident and recovered a handgun.

The man will be booked into King County Jail for weapons violations.

The Gang Unit responded and processed the scene. There were no reported injuries or property damage.


Stephanie Klein, MyNorthwest.com Editor
Stephanie joined the MyNorthwest.com team in February 2008. She has built the site into a two-time National Edward R. Murrow Award winner (Best Radio Website 2010, 2012).
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