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Shooting at Seattle Pacific University

Four victims confirmed in Seattle Pacific University shooting. One male and one female with life-threatening injuries.

Suspect is under custody.

One person was killed and three others injured Thursday afternoon after a lone gunman opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University. Police have one suspect in custody, an adult male who was subuded after being pepper-sprayed by a student security guard. No one else is being sought in connection with the shooting.

All of the victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center. One 20-year-old male victim died at the hospital. Another male victim was reported in stable condition. In addition, one woman had life threatening injuries and another woman was reported in stable condition. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

A 26-year-old gunman opened fire on the Seattle Pacific University campus Thursday afternoon, killing one and injuring two others.

At 3:23 PM, police received a report of a gunman at Otto Miller Hall, just north of 3rd Avenue and W. Nickerson Street.

The suspect fired several rounds from a shotgun and began reloading his weapon when a student building monitor heroically intervened. The monitor, a man in his 20s, pepper sprayed the suspect before tackling him to the ground. Several bystanders also seized upon the suspect—who was also carrying a knife and additional ammunition—and took his gun.

Police arrived within four minutes of the first report of the shooting and called for medics, who arrived on scene and began transporting their first patient less than 10 minutes after the first 911 call.
Medics transported a man in his 20s with critical injuries to Harborview Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Medics also transported a second woman in her 20s, also with critical injures, a man in his 20s with pellet wounds to his neck and chest—he is currently in stable condition—and another man in his 20s with minor injuries sustained during the struggle with the suspect.

As police began searching the campus, SPU staff implemented the school’s active-shooter emergency plan, previously developed by school security and Seattle police, alerting students and staff to shelter in place. Police SWAT teams swept through the campus, and found a number of students and faculty members hiding in classrooms and offices.
Amidst the chaos of the incident, police had received reports of a second suspect, but officers and detectives have determined the gunman acted alone.

So far, police have not found any connection between the suspect, Seattle Pacific University or any of the victims. Detectives are searching additional locations for evidence in the case, and plan to book the suspect into the King County Jail for Investigation of Murder.

Update at 11:30 PM -
Detectives have booked the suspect, Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, into the King County Jail.

Man Stabbed Near Victor Steinbrueck Park

A man injured in a stabbing near Victor Steinbrueck Park Tuesday morning was able to describe the knife used in the attack, but not the person wielding the blade.

After a witness called 911 and reported the stabbing just after 10 AM Tuesday, police found the bloodied 41-year-old man sitting on a bench in the park, near Western Ave. and Virginia St.

The man was reluctant to talk to officers about what had happened and told officers he “didn’t see” his attacker, but gave a description of the knife.

The man, who was bleeding from stab wounds in both of his thighs, also told officers he didn’t want to be listed as a victim in their report on the incident.

Medics transported the man to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.

Man Robbed Bank Then Arrested

A 33-year old man is in custody facing robbery charges after he was arrested yesterday afternoon a block away from the bank he had just robbed.

At about 1:30 pm yesterday afternoon, the suspect entered the Wells Fargo bank in the 900 Block of 3rd Avenue and displayed a note to the tellers, demanding money. After receiving money from the teller, the suspect left the bank on foot. There were no injuries. Officers quickly responded and located the suspect one block away. The suspect was positively identified by witnesses, and he was taken into custody. Money from the robbery was recovered from the suspect. The suspect was interviewed by Robbery Unit detectives and the FBI and was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

Fatal Shooting of Man

A man was shot and killed late last night in downtown Seattle, following an argument. On 4-6-14, just shortly after 2:00 a.m., two males were involved in a heated argument at 5th and Olive Way. According to witnesses one male pulled out a gun and shot the other male.

Officers arrived and found the 47-year-old male victim deceased at the scene. The suspect is described as a light skin black male, with a short curly afro, early 20s, approximately 5-11 to 6-00, thin build. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and jeans.

Homicide detectives responded and processed the scene. This is an open and active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident and or information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.

Assault and Robbery at 3rd Ave and James St

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.

Help Identify 5 Suspects In 3rd and Pike Attack

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

Man Shot Inside Apartment

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.

Update:

This is now a homicide investigation. The victim has died of his injuries.

Man Shot in International District

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.

Victor Steinbrueck Park Stabbing

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.

Man Assaulted and Robbed by a Group of Women

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.

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