JASON RANTZ

Man plows car through Seattle protest, one victim shot

Jun 7, 2020, 9:11 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2020, 1:46 pm

seattle police, shooting protest...

A driver reportedly drove a black sedan through along 11th and Pine in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, brandishing what looked like a gun with possibly an extended magazine. This had been the site of several nights of tense protests.

The driver is in police custody, a gun was recovered and one victim was reportedly shot in the arm. Less than an hour earlier, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced there would be less police officers at this location.

Not all of the details are clear at this time.

(Warning: video below includes vulgarity.)

Driver plows through Seattle protest, possibly shooting one

Videos show the driver after he sped through 11th Ave. A witness told KOMO TV that the driver “floored it.”

When he came to a stop, a protester pushed a metal barricade onto the hood of his vehicle, while another protester used something to try to bust through the car windows. The man quickly exited the vehicle, initially appearing to wave a hand gun as protesters fled. People are heard screaming, “he’s got a gun.”

One victim was on the ground, to the side of the vehicle, as medics worked on a wound to his right arm. The Seattle Fire Department transported him to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

“He was going down Pine … I catch him, punch him in the face,” the victim, Daniel, told photojournalist Alex Garland. “I hear a gun shot go off on my arm.”

He says he was trying to protect the crowd of protesters. No other injuries have been reported.

The incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. So far, it’s unclear if it’s directly related to the protest or if it’s a coincidence.

This is an ongoing, breaking news story and I will update when more details are available.

Listen to the Jason Rantz Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 p.m. on KTTH 770 AM (or HD Radio 97.3 FM HD-Channel 3). Subscribe to the podcast here. Follow @JasonRantz on Twitter and Instagram or like me on Facebook

Jason Rantz on AM 770 KTTH
  • listen to jason rantzTune in to AM 770 KTTH weekdays at 3-7pm toThe Jason Rantz Show.

Jason Rantz Show

Jason Rantz

Photo: Green Hill School in Chehalis....

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Teen murderer at Green Hill feels ‘betrayed’ that he’s going to adult jail where he belongs

In Washington state, teen juveniles are usually protected. But thanks to overcrowding, teen criminals are headed to adult prison.

16 hours ago

reichert ferguson governor...

Frank Sumrall

Reichert addresses Biden exit, confronts Ferguson public safety claims: ‘His answer is money’

Dave Reichert is challenging Bob Ferguson's claims that he's as committed to public safety as himself with the gubernatorial race less than four months away.

17 hours ago

Photo: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris join hands in the air as they view the ...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Before Joe Biden dropped, he threw Kamala Harris under the bus in BET interview

While President Joe Biden is dropping out of the race, we shouldn't forget: he threw Kamala Harris under the bus just days ago.

2 days ago

Photo: Government watchdog Accountable.US launches its "Expose Project 2025" campaign on the street...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Will Project 2025 destroy Seattle? The truth may shock you

Progressives are sounding the alarms over Project 2025, but will it destroy Seattle? It won't be pretty -- if you're a progressive.

3 days ago

Biden activists flyers...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle activists plan march pushing Joe Biden to drop out of race

A group of grassroots activists in Seattle are planning a Monday march hoping to pressure Joe Biden to drop out of the presidential race.

4 days ago

seattle officer auderer...

Jason Rantz

Seattle officer caught laughing after Kandula’s death has been fired

Seattle Police Department Office Dan Auderer has been fired by Interim Chief Sue Rahr.

6 days ago

Man plows car through Seattle protest, one victim shot