Two reports from the streets of the East Precinct have been posted this weekend. In the first, fortunate timing delivered a man from a frightening armed mugging early Saturday morning near 12th and Jackson. Meanwhile, the second report features details of a 14-year-old’s unfortunate firearm injury sustained to his backside as he reportedly was holstering a weapon in his waistband. Details on both, below.
On July 9th at approximately 2:10 a.m. officers were flagged down by a 39-year-old male victim of an attempted armed robbery near 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the 21-year-old male suspect approached the victim in a bus shelter, placed a knife to the victim’s throat, and searched the victim for his wallet.
The attempted armed robbery was interrupted when an approaching police car caused the suspect to flee the scene on foot.
After a brief area search officers located and apprehended the suspect. The knife was recovered and placed into evidence.
The victim was not injured and none of his property was successfully taken by the suspect.
The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and narcotics charges.
On July 8th at approximately 11:58 p.m officers and Gang Unit detectives responded to a report of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the Holly Park neighborhood and then dropped off at his residence in the . A family friend drove the victim to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. Gang Unit detectives contacted the victim at HMC and subsequently interviewed him.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and his foster brother were walking near 28th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when the victim shot himself while trying to insert a pistol into his waistband. The two boys then returned home at which point a family friend drove the victim to HMC.
The actual location of the incident, the whereabouts of the gun, and their method of transportation home has yet to be determined.
Gang Unit detectives continue to actively investigate.