Kent shooting suspects crash into ravine off State Route 18

Jun 30, 2023, 1:44 PM | Updated: 3:38 pm

kent shooting...

(Photo from Eastside Fire and Rescue)

(Photo from Eastside Fire and Rescue)

Kent Police arrested a man for a shooting in Snoqualmie Thursday, after he crashed his car into a ravine.

According to a news release, the department received a call about the shooting around 3:48 p.m., where they found a 35-year-old man with multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. Puget Sound Fire medics transported the victim to the hospital.

Around 7 p.m., a Kent officer saw what he believed to be the vehicle belonging to the shooting suspect. When he attempted to pull the car over, the driver accelerated and tried to flee.

More from Kent: Police investigate after two shot in apartment

The department authorized a pursuit and officers chased the car for several miles on to State Route 18. The King County Sheriff’s Office, King County deputies and state troopers joined to chase down the suspect. The King County Sheriff’s Helicopter, Guardian 1, also provided air support to aid the pursuit.

The suspect’s car eventually crashed into another vehicle, causing the second car to drive off the road. The suspect’s car contained two occupants, a man and a woman tried to flee on foot. Eastside Fire & Rescue had to rescue one of the two bystanders who had been in the second car because the ravine was so steep.

The woman was injured in the crash and was caught quickly, while the man ran into the woods. A K-9 unit was deployed, and the man was caught a short time later.

The male suspect was arrested on charges of vehicular assault, eluding police, and possession of a stolen vehicle. Kent Detectives continue to investigate the male’s involvement in the prior shootings.

Local News

crime youth people...

L.B. Gilbert

Two fatal crashes in South Seattle and SoDo Thursday morning

Two people are dead after crashes in Georgetown and SoDo Thursday morning. 

45 minutes ago

everett fentanyl 2-year-old...

Lisa Brooks

Everett Police Chief calls it quits at city council meeting

Wednesday night's Everett City Council meeting started off with some big news: Police Chief Dan Templeman announced his resignation, effective Oct.31.

2 hours ago

(Photo from KIRO 7)...

KIRO 7 News Staff

Friends remember Ravensdale man killed while walking dog as search for suspect continues

Family and friends are remembering a man who was killed last week in Ravensdale as investigators work to identify a suspect.

3 hours ago

climate change...

Associated Press

2 lawsuits blame utility for eastern Washington fire that killed man and burned hundreds of homes

Two lawsuits have been filed against an electric utility for allegedly sparking a fire in eastern Washington that killed a man and burned approximately 240 homes.

4 hours ago

organized retail theft...

Heather Bosch

Organized retail theft leads to higher prices in the long run

Target announced it would be closing nine stores in several major cities, including two in Seattle due to theft and organized retail crime.

17 hours ago

king county collisions...

Ranji Sinha, KIRO 7 News

State patrol warns public to slow down after 98 collisions in King County since Tuesday

Washington State Patrol is asking drivers to slow down and prepare for more rainy weather after dozens of collisions have happened in the past few days.

18 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Swedish Cyberknife...

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is a busy month on the sports calendar and also holds a very special designation: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Ziply Fiber...

Dan Miller

The truth about Gigs, Gs and other internet marketing jargon

If you’re confused by internet technologies and marketing jargon, you’re not alone. Here's how you can make an informed decision.

Education families...

Education that meets the needs of students, families

Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is a program of Omak School District that is a full-time online public school for students in grades K-12.

Emergency preparedness...

Emergency planning for the worst-case scenario

What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and heard an intruder in your kitchen? West Coast Armory North can help.

Innovative Education...

The Power of an Innovative Education

Parents and students in Washington state have the power to reimagine the K-12 educational experience through Insight School of Washington.

Medicare fraud...

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud!

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of health care for everyone.

Kent shooting suspects crash into ravine off State Route 18