Three criminal masterminds are being sought as suspects in a robbery incident near 11th and Madison Monday night after an Uber driver was attacked by her riders who she said tried to steal her cell phone and pulled on her head scarf in an argument over a change in destination on the ride.
According to the SPD report on the incident, the driver contacted police just after 8 PM to report the attempted strong arm robbery in her vehicle involving a customer and two other riders. The driver told police that she picked up the passengers in Shoreline for a ride to Seattle University. When the driver arrived at 11th and Madison, the Uber customer told her to drive to a new location and was told to enter the destination in the rideshare’s app.
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Seattle Police and Seattle Fire were called to the area behind a 11th Ave apartment building Sunday morning after a caller reported finding what appeared to be a dead body in a pool of blood next to a handgun.
According to East Precinct and Seattle Fire radio dispatches, the man was found behind a locked gate in an alley near 11th and Spruce. The victim was reported to be deceased on the ground with a Glock-style pistol nearby.
Police were cordoning off the area and closing some streets to traffic in the are for the investigation.
UPDATE 1:45 PM: SPD says the death is not believed to be suspicious. The coroner is now responsible for identifying the victim and investigating the death.
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