I caught this on the 911 page this morning and just got the details from Seattle police. According to spokesman Jeff Kappel, at 1:45am Saturday morning a witness saw a 26 year old man in a dispute with a woman in front of Wade’s Night Club in the 1200 block of E. Jefferson. The argument took a violent turn when the suspect pulled a handgun out of his pocket, chased after the 28 year old victim, and then shot her in the leg.
The suspect ran off on foot to the south, where he was spotted a few blocks away by gang detectives who were working in the area. Although he saw them and tried to escape, they succeeded in catching him and booked him into the King County Jail on investigation of assault.
The victim was taken to Harborview with life threatening injuries. Her current condition is unknown.
Officer Kappel also tells me that the other “Assault w/ Weapons” call at 14th & Yesler was also a part of this call, not a separate event. However, he couldn’t provide any details on why medics were also called to that location.
Police detectives are actively investigating the case. We have the suspects name and are looking into his background. We’ll update this as we learn more.
04:42 PM PDT on Saturday, July 12, 2008