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Police Investigating Shooting at 3rd and Pine

Police are investigating a shooting downtown that sent one man to the hospital early Thursday morning.

Just before 3 AM, officers were responding to reports of shots fired in the area of 3rd Ave and Pine Street when they found a man down in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics have transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

CSI Detectives will be processing the scene and collecting evidence as Homicide investigators lead the ongoing investigation.

If you witnessed or have any information about the crime please call 206-233-5000, anonymous tips are welcome.

Stolen Car Crashed into KinderCare At 8th and Stewart

KinderCare @ 8th and Stewart

KinderCare @ 8th and Stewart

Police are investigating a hit and run collision where a car crashed into a building in the Denny Triangle neighborhood and burst into flames.

A witness called 911 around 2:15 a.m. after seeing a car smash into the ground floor of a building in the 1800 block of 8 Ave. The witness also described seeing the three occupants of the vehicle fleeing from the scene on foot.
Firefighters responded as a fire spread from the crashed car to the building. Residents of the building were safely evacuated. Police do not believe anyone was injured in the collision.

Officers have been able to verify that the vehicle, which crashed, was recently stolen in a nearby city. Police are continuing to search for the suspects in the hit and run collision.

Man Stabbed at 4th and Pine

Detectives are investigating after a man was found stabbed downtown early Tuesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to investigate a fight at 4 Ave. and Pine St. just after 1:30 a.m. Officers arrived and found a man stabbed on the sidewalk and a car parked precariously in the middle of Pine St.

Witnesses say that a group of people jumped out of the vehicle and started a fight with a group on the sidewalk. Witnesses say at some point a person pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim. It remains unclear which group the suspect and victim were parts of.

Medics performed CPR on the victim at the scene before rushing him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Homicide Assault detectives as well as Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and are collecting evidence and speaking with witnesses. They are also reviewing surveillance video in the search for clues to clarify the events surrounding this assault.

Detectives ask anyone with information in this case to please call the Homicide Tip Line at (206)233-5000.

Knife Wielding Tattooed Man Arrested in Belltown

Update: The suspect sporting tattooed horns from today’s earlier stabbing has been arrested in Belltown after he continued his wanton rampage through Seattle. With many officers still searching for the suspect, two calls in quick succession were reported with a suspect description matching the earlier stabbing suspect.

This third victim had his cell-phone stolen from him by a knife wielding man at 3rd Ave and Bell Street. Yet another victim was nearly stabbed by the suspect as he waited for the bus.

Officers swarmed the area found the man at 4th Ave and Olive Street where he was taken into custody.

The man will be booked into King County Jail on a litany of felony charges including two counts of assault in the 2nd degree and armed robbery for starters. Thanks to all who kept a keen eye out for our bedeviled suspect.


A man with a tattooed face stabbed a couple in the 1800 block of Eastlake Avenue and then skated away on his board southbound on Howell.

Officers responded quickly and scoured the area but did not locate the suspect. Firefighters provided emergency care to the 19 year old woman and 22 year old man and then transported both to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment. Fortunatley, their injuries don’t appear to be life threatening.

The victims described the suspect as a blond haired white man in his twenties with horns tattooed on his forehead and bolts tattooed on his cheeks. He is about 5’11” tall, weighs about 185 pounds, and was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and black pants. He may be riding a skateboard.

Officers are still in the area continuing their investigation and searching for the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this very distinctive-looking individual should call 911 immediately.

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

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