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- Gun arrest: Seattle Police arrested a 24-year-old man in Cal Anderson early Monday after he reportedly struck a woman and pulled a gun on a group of bystanders when they tried to intervene:
Just after midnight, police received a report that a man was brandishing a gun in Cal Anderson Park. Officers arrived and spotted the suspect running north through the park and arrested him. Police learned the man had been walking through the park with a woman when he began striking her. When several homeless people, who frequent the park, moved to intervene, the suspect pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at one of them. After a search with a K9 unit, officers found the suspect’s handgun—which was reported stolen—stashed in some bushes near where police had taken him into custody.Police say the 24-year-old is a convicted felon making him unable to legally possess firearms. He was booked him into the King County Jail for firearms violations.
- First Hill BB gun bust: In another early Monday incident, SPD arrested two men on First Hill after a witness called 911 around 3 AM to report a man waving a gun at people in the 300 block of 9th Ave near Harborview. Police say officers arrived and began searching for the man who they found in a nearby greenbelt, along with a second man. Officers searched the 26-year-old and 27-year-old men and recovered two BB guns. The duo were arrested and booked into King County Jail for unlawful use of a weapon as well as multiple warrants.
- Self-inflicted shooting: A shooting in the Roanoke Park area of Harvard Ave E on Monday, July 14th was a self-inflicted incident, police say. SPD and Seattle Fire were called to residence just before 4 PM to the reported shooting in which a female victim was rushed to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.
- Broadway jewelry thief: A security camera captured this image and video of an alleged Broadway thief in action this week. The incident at Broadway’s Revival reportedly netted some of Squirrel Vs Coyote jewelry creator Alexis Devine’s work, the artist says. Devine reached out to CHS to spread the word about the incident and to help identify the person in the video. Give police a call about case # 19-267706 if you can help.
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