A man was taken to the hospital after he was assaulted and robbed downtown just before Noon today.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at 3rd Avenue and James Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult male suspect assaulted another man on the sidewalk on the southwest corner of the intersection in an unprovoked attack. According to witnesses, the suspect punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground and then stole a cigarette from the victim before walking away. Early indications are that the suspect and victim were not known to each other.
Responding officers located the suspect walking into a building in the 500 block of 3rd Avenue and took him into custody.
The victim, a man believed to be in his 30′s, was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The suspect is currently under arrest and will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
SPD Robbery Detectives are looking for help identifying five suspects in a violent attack in downtown Seattle last week.
The victim in the attack was leaving a store near 3rd and Pike Around 10:30 PM on February 19th, when five men jumped him.
The suspects knocked the victim to the ground, where they punched and kicked him. The victim was able to get up and run from the suspects, but was attacked again further down the street.
After receiving a 911 call about the incident, medics arrived and transported the victim to Harborview, where police interviewed him about the incident.
The victim, who was left with bruises and cuts all over his head and body, wasn’t able to give police many details about the suspects, only describing them as ”five black males.”
If you have any information about this case or can identify any of the suspects, please contact SPD’s Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535
Officers responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of 3rd Av this morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Upon arrival they found the victim, a man in his 40′s with a single gunshot wound to the stomach. According to the complainant, he heard two male tenants in the hallway arguing just prior to the shooting. The suspect, a man in his 30′s was immediately taken into custody at the scene, without incident.
Seattle fire responded and administered CPR on the victim. He was later transported to HMC via medics. He was unconscious with life threatening injuries.
The suspect will be transported to the West Precinct for processing. He will then be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Homicide.
Detectives responded and processed the scene. The investigation continues.
This is now a homicide investigation. The victim has died of his injuries.
Seattle Police are investigating a shooting in which a man was struck in the leg early this morning.
At about 12:20 this morning, officers responded to the 300 Block of 7th Avenue South, (7th and South Main ) in the wooded greenbelt that runs along Interstate 5. This area is actually owned by Washington State Department of Transportation and is fenced off. According to witnesses, a man entered the area and began arguing with several people who were sleeping in the greenbelt. It is unknown what the argument was about. The suspect, described as a black male about 40 years old, then went to his car parked outside of the fenced area and retrieved a handgun. According to witnesses, he began firing the gun randomly, not at anyone in particular, into the wooded area. One man, age 50, was struck in the leg.
The suspect then got into his car, described only as an older dark colored sedan, and drove off in an unknown direction. Officers responded to the 911 call and located the victim. He was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire and transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. The suspect was not located. Officers located a few shell casings at the scene which were recovered for evidence. Police continue to investigate.
Man stabbed in Victor Steinbrueck Park. On 1/10/14, just shortly after 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a call of a stabbing in Victor Steinbrueck Park. Upon arrival, officers found the victim at the entrance to the park and noticed that he was bleeding from a stab wound to his arm.
Officers at the scene were able to quickly obtain a good clothing description and direction of travel for the suspect. After securing the scene, officers called in Seattle Fire Department (SFD), who were staged and waiting . SFD arrived and tended to the victim’s stab wound. The injury was non-life threatening.
A few minutes later, less than a block away, officers located a possible suspect who matched the description. A witness was brought to the scene and positively identified the suspect as the person who stabbed the victim.
The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance for further treatment. The 38-yr-old suspect was transported to the West Precinct and later booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.
A man sustained minor injuries after a group of women assaulted him and stole his wallet while he waited for a bus downtown. Preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male victim flagged down a King County Metro Police deputy at approximately 1:00 a.m. in the 1600 block of 3rd Avenue. The victim proceeded to inform the deputy that he had just been assaulted and his wallet stolen. The King County Sheriff’s deputy called for a Seattle Police Officer to respond to handle the situation.
Seattle Police officers responded to the scene, assumed control of the incident and investigated further. The victim told officers that he was waiting near the bus stop at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street to catch a bus home. A female suspect approached and asked him for a cigarette. The victim declined to give one to her. The female suspect got angry and began striking the victim with her fists. Some of the suspect’s female friends joined in on the attack and then stole the victim’s wallet from his backpack before fleeing the area on foot.
The victim sustained minor contusions and abrasions from the attack.
A more detailed description of the suspects, who remain at large, was not provided.
Two men were shot while they were sitting inside a parked car early this morning in Pioneer Square. The victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center.
At about 2:00 am, police responded to reports of a shooting at Occidental Avenue South and South Washington Street. When officers arrived, they located two male adult victims, each had been shot. Seattle Fire medics treated and transported the victims to the hospital, where they are being treated for their injuries. Officers searched for, but did not locate the suspected shooter.
Detectives from the Homicide and Assault Unit responded and began their investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Seattle Police.
Pioneer Square business robbed. On 10/31/13, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the victim was outside of the business, located in the Pioneer Building at 608 1st Avenue, smoking a cigarette. After finishing his smoke break, the victim re-entered the building by an entrance on the James Street side of the building.
As he opened the door he felt the unseen suspect press an object of some kind against his back, forcing the victim into the building. The suspect aggressively shoved the victim against the wall a few times while inside the building. The suspect then forced the victim to take him to the business office. The suspect then forced the victim to open the office safe and place all the money from the safe into a bag. While the victim was transferring the cash from the safe to the bag, the suspect ripped all of the office telephone cords from their sockets.
The suspect then tried to zip-tie the victim’s hands behind his back, but for unknown reasons was unable to complete the process. The suspect then told the victim to stay in the office for twenty minutes before leaving. The suspect took the cash and fled in an unknown direction, possibly in an unknown vehicle. The victim eventually left the office and called 9-1-1.
The suspect was described as an unknown race male wearing a “Michael Meyers” Halloween mask, possibly a t-shirt and blue jeans.
The victim sustained some minor bruising on his hands and arms from being pushed around by the suspect. No medical attention required.
A man remains at large this evening after stabbing another man near Victor Steinbrueck Park this evening.
At approximately 5:53 p.m. officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1900 block of Western Avenue. Officers located an adult male in his 20′s near the edge of the park with multiple stab wounds to his torso and one stab wound to his leg. As officers and medics attempted to assist the man he became physically combative and resisted the help of the first responders. He was subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center by medics for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers conducted an area search for the other involved man however, he remains at large.
Officers continue to actively investigate.
Officers are looking for an armed man who robbed a shoe store downtown and remains at large.
On September 17th at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to the report of an armed robbery of a shoe store in the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue. Preliminary investigation indicates that a black male suspect entered the Payless Shoe Store armed with a handgun and made off with cash, shoes, and socks. An area search by responding officers was negative and the suspect remains at large. Nobody was injured during the robbery.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 40′s, 5’6″ tall with a thin build and last seen wearing a blue and orange baseball cap, a black jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535 and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.