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Disclaimer: Seattle Police respond to hundreds of events every day. The information you see here is just a sampling. Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.
  • Police Arrest Man, Seize Gun and Car Following Gunshots In South Seattle
    posted: August 27, 2015
    One man was arrested late Wednesday after firing several gunshots in Rainier Beach. Police also detained several people and seized a handgun and a vehicle following two separate reports of shots fired in the area. The incident outside Rainier Beach High School was first reported around 11 pm by two Metro bus drivers, who called 911 [more]
  • Detectives Arrest Suspect In West Seattle Robbery, Shooting
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Detectives have arrested a suspect in a robbery, car chase and shooting last week in West Seattle and are now investigating him for several other crimes. SPD’s Robbery Unit, working with the Washington State Department of Corrections, were able to track down and arrest the 23-year-old suspect. Police believe he was also involved in another [more]
  • (Update) Second Suspect Arrested In Fatal New Holly Shooting
    posted: August 19, 2015
    Update 8/19/15: Police took the suspected getaway driver in the shooting into custody Wednesday afternoon. Homicide and Gang Unit detectives arrested the 19-year-old man in downtown Seattle around 1PM and booked him into the King County Jail. Detectives say they are not searching for any additional suspects in the case.   Seattle police have arrested a 20-year-old man in [more]
  • Cops Spot Stolen Car in Rainier Beach, Arrest Two Teens With Stolen Gun
    posted: August 19, 2015
    Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after officers found them driving around in stolen car with a stolen handgun. Officers William Shaub and Stephen Knapp were patrolling near Wabash Ave S and S Cloverdale St around 3:45 PM when they spotted two men sitting inside a 2005 Ford Escape, reported stolen in Bellevue last week. Police stopped the car, [more]
  • Woman Wounded in Columbia City Shooting
    posted: August 18, 2015
    A 24-year-old woman was wounded late Monday night after shots were fired near Rainier Playfield. Officers received multiple reports of a shooting at 12:45 AM 11:45 PM followed by a call from a friend of a female victim. The victim’s friend drove them to the 3700 block of Rainier Ave S where they flagged down an ambulance. Police contacted the victim [more]
  • (Updated) Officers Pull Over Speeding Car, End Up Delivering Baby
    posted: August 17, 2015
    A routine traffic stop on a South Seattle street early Sunday put officers right in the midst of the miracle of childbirth. Around 3:45 AM, Officer Anthony Reynolds saw a car running red lights and speeding down Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. When he pulled the car over at MLK and S. Graham Street, [more]
  • Police Investigate Shooting in Hillman City
    posted: August 10, 2015
    Police responded to shots fired in the 5900 block of 39 Avenue S this evening around 7:30pm. Witnesses described two cars exchanging gunfire while driving northbound on 39 Ave S. A third car, which may have been targeted, sustained bullet damage during the incident. A separate fourth car also sustained bullet damage. No one was [more]
  • Teen Sneaker Thieves Can’t Sneak Away From Police
    posted: August 10, 2015
    Police arrested two teen robbers Monday afternoon after they stole two pairs of sneakers and a cell phone at gunpoint from another teenage boy they’d met on Facebook. The victim had made arrangements on Facebook to meet the suspects at John C. Little Park in South Seattle and sell them two pairs of sneakers. When the victim [more]
  • Man Opens Fire In Grocery Store Parking Lot
    posted: August 2, 2015
    Officers are searching for a gunman after he fired shots in a Dunlap neighborhood grocery store parking lot Sunday. Witnesses called 911 just after 6:30 this evening to report a man firing a gun in the 9200 block of Rainier Ave. S.  Witnesses said the shooter pulled out an hand gun and began firing shots [more]
  • Man Killed In New Holly Shooting
    posted: July 31, 2015
    Officers are investigating a homicide that occurred today in the New Holly neighborhood. Witnesses began calling 911 just after 3 p.m. Friday saying that a man was shot at the intersection of 44 Ave. S. and S. Cloverdale St.  When officers arrived they found the adult male victim on the sidewalk and they immediately called for medics. Medics attempted [more]