26-year-old man who said he was kidnapped found by Renton Police

Aug 22, 2023, 4:30 PM | Updated: 7:13 pm

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Gouled Ali, pictured above, was scene by a witness struggling as he was put into a car. (Photo from Renton Police)

(Photo from Renton Police)

Update 8/22:

Gouled Ali was found Tuesday afternoon after knocking on the door of a stranger’s apartment in Des Moines. Ali told the resident he had been kidnapped and shot in the arm.

He was quickly transported to the hospital. Detectives were set to interview Ali, with more updates to follow.

Original Story:

Detectives are scrambling to find a 26-year-old Renton man after he was reportedly taken from his own apartment complex.

Multiple men were seen shoving Gouled Ali into a vehicle in the garage at a complex near Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. At approximately 7:16 p.m. Sunday evening, a 911 caller reported seeing the possible kidnapping.

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Ali, described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and 185 pounds, can be identified by the photo above.

Detective Robert Onishi told KIRO Newsradio they’re not sure who did it, but they believe it was targeted.

“We don’t have anything we know of as of yet that would motivate people to do this, so we would love to know more of the backstory in hopes that it leads us to Ali,” Onishi said.

But Onishi told KIRO Newsradio Ali did not have his phone with him, so it’s back to basics to track him.

“Another concern of ours is that the easy way to locate someone is off the table, we have to do it the old-fashioned way,” Onishi said. “We have to do the old leather-to-pavement stuff.”

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Police are asking that if anyone has any information about his disappearance, to call Renton Police and reference case number 23-9595.

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26-year-old man who said he was kidnapped found by Renton Police