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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.
  • Man Injured in Columbia City Drive-By Shooting
    posted: April 23, 2015
    Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg while sitting in his car early Thursday morning. Just after midnight officers were called to Rainier Ave S and S McClellan Street when man was reporting his friend had been shot in the leg. The victim told officers he had been sitting in his car [more]
  • Police Called to Brighton Neighborhood After Man Shoots Self In Leg
    posted: April 22, 2015
    A man in his 30’s was found with a gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon in the Brighton neighborhood, which police now believe is the result of a self-inflicted shooting. Officers received a report of shooting Wednesday at Rainier Ave. S. and S. Garden St. just after 4 PM, and found a man with a gunshot wound to [more]
  • Woman Rushed To Hospital After Man Fires Gun Into Car
    posted: April 19, 2015
    Officers are investigating after a woman showed up at Harborview Medical Center with a suspected gunshot wound to the head early Sunday morning. A car sped to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) just after 2:30 AM Sunday with a shattered back window. The woman had cuts on her scalp from the broken glass. After examining the women, [more]
  • Thief Poses As Plumber to Scam 91-Year-Old, Other Seattle Residents
    posted: April 15, 2015
    Seattle police are working to flush out a thief, who’s been posing as a plumber and draining the wallets of residents in South and West Seattle. In five different cases between January 22nd and April 8th, the suspect has approached women–all between the ages of 76 and 91–at their homes, claimed to work for Fox Plumbing, and then [more]
  • Police Arrest Teen After Armed Carjacking In Rainier View
    posted: April 14, 2015
    Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two teens and tracked down a stolen car Monday night after an armed carjacking in a Rainier View park. The car’s owner told police he stopped to use a restroom at Lakeridge Park in the 10100 block of Cornell Ave South shortly after 10:30 PM and left his [more]
  • Inquest Jury Issues Findings In July Officer-Involved Shooting on Beacon Hill
    posted: April 13, 2015
    On April 9th, 2015 an inquest jury found that a Seattle police officer believed he was in imminent danger when he killed a man armed with a realistic-looking pellet gun last July. The inquest, ordered by county Executive Dow Constantine, was a fact-finding hearing on the July 1 shooting death of 36-year-old Austin Derby. The [more]
  • UPDATE: Police Arrest Man Who Set Girlfriend On Fire In Sunday Night Attack
    posted: April 13, 2015
    Update 4/14: Police have arrested John Turner. We’ll update this post with additional details as they become available. Police received a report shortly after 6 AM that Turner was at a downtown shelter. A witness had recognized Turner from an online posting about the case and called 911. Officers arrived at the shelter in the 300 block of 2nd Avenue [more]
  • Officers Chase Down Beacon Hill Jewelry Thief
    posted: April 10, 2015
    Police arrested a man after he tried a ‘smash and grab’ jewelry heist at a Beacon Hill pawn shop Thursday afternoon. Officers were called by pawn shop employees who recognized the suspect from a Tuesday jewelry theft at the same location in the 2800 block of Rainier Ave South. In the Tuesday afternoon incident, the suspect [more]
  • Man Arrested, Gun Seized After Two South Seattle Robberies
    posted: April 7, 2015
    Officers seized a loaded handgun and arrested 19-year-old man suspected in two armed hold-ups Monday night near Columbia City. Police received a call around 10:30 PM from a group of men and women, who reported five suspects had tried to rob them outside a marijuana dispensary in the 2800 block of Rainier Avenue S. When one of the [more]
  • Teen Wounded by Gunfire In Georgetown
    posted: April 6, 2015
    Police are investigating a weekend shooting in the Georgetown neighborhood after a teen walked into a Seattle hospital around 2:30 AM Sunday and said he’d been shot in the leg while standing in a restaurant parking lot. When officers interviewed the 15-year-old boy at Harborview Medical Center Sunday, he said he had gone to Georgetown around 2 AM to [more]