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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 Suspects After Man Shot in Leg on Beacon Hill
    posted: February 24, 2015
    Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg Tuesday night during an attempted robbery on Beacon Hill. Around 9:20 PM officers were called to a shooting near Beacon Ave S. and S. Warsaw Ave. Police arrived and found one man with a gunshot wound to his leg. Medics transported the victim to [more]
  • Teen Robbery Suspect Arrested by Police
    posted: February 23, 2015
    Police arrested a 14-year-boy on Saturday for robbing another teen at gun point and then stealing his van late last week. The suspect reportedly got into a van last Thursday parked in the 3100 block of South Holly Street, pointed a gun at the driver’s head and ordered him to hand over his property. The [more]
  • Police Investigating Two Rolling Gunfights
    posted: February 18, 2015
    Police are investigating two rolling gun battles that happened late Tuesday in the 23rd and Union, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. Witnesses told officers they saw a dark green Chevy Tahoe chasing a light colored SUV through the 23rd and Union neighborhood around 10:30 PM. Passengers in both vehicles were reportedly firing at each other, and [more]
  • Officers Investigating Armed Carjacking In Seward Park
    posted: February 14, 2015
    Officers are investigating an armed carjacking in Seward Park Friday. Officers responded to Seward Park just before 9 PM Friday when a woman called 911 to report her grey Chrysler 200 had been taken. The victim said that as she sat in the car with her friend, two black males in their 20s walked up, [more]
  • Police Seize Two Pistols While Investigating Reports of Gunfire
    posted: February 6, 2015
    Officers recovered two handguns from a car spotted fleeing the scene of two shootings Thursday evening in South Seattle. Around 7:15 PM, police received reports of gunfire in Pritchard Beach Park, in the 8400 block of 55 Ave S. Police found shell casings at the scene and heard from witnesses that a large red vehicle had [more]
  • Detectives Need Help Finding Hit and Run Suspect
    posted: January 26, 2015
    A 54-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday evening when a white Ford pickup truck struck her on a North Beacon Hill crosswalk. The victim was crossing Rainier Avenue South at South Massachusetts Street about 5:30 PM when the Ranger pickup truck hit her. A witness described the driver as a 50-year-old white male, and spotted [more]
  • Police Capture Two Teens After Breaking Into a Dunlap Home
    posted: January 22, 2015
    Officers chased down and arrested two teenagers Wednesday afternoon after they broke into a home, confronted a woman inside, and stole money and electronics. A neighbor called 911 when she saw two young men break windows and climb into a house in the 9000 block of Valdez Ave South around 1 P.M. The witness also [more]
  • Multiple Cars Damaged in Columbia City Shootout
    posted: January 20, 2015
    A shootout between several suspects damaged three cars and a home shortly after 7 PM Monday. Witnesses described a rolling gunfight between the three cars near South Oregon Street and 37th Avenue South. There was a collision, and then more shooting as the suspects got out of their cars. No one was injured. Officers found [more]
  • Columbia City High School Locked Down After Report of Student With Gun
    posted: January 20, 2015
    A report of a teen with a gun sent a South Seattle high school into lockdown Tuesday afternoon. Police received a report from the Interagency High School—located in the 3500 block S. Ferdinand Street—just before 1 pm that a male student was carrying a gun through a campus hallway. As students took shelter on campus and police arrived at the [more]
  • Detectives Arrest Both Suspects in New Year’s Eve Homicide
    posted: January 9, 2015
    Police have arrested both suspects from a New Year’s Eve drive-by shooting that left one man dead. Seattle Homicide detectives, with the assistance of U.S. Marshals tracked down the two suspects, 19 and 22-years-old, to Tacoma where they were arrested Friday afternoon. Detectives from Homicide, CSI and Gangs worked closely with prosecutors and community members during the [more]