Suspect in shooting at MLK and Dearborn arrested

Seattle Police have arrested a 20-year-old man they suspect was involved in a November 6 shooting at MLK and Dearborn (see our previous story).

The victim of that shooting, which happened shortly before midnight, was dropped off at the Swedish Cherry Hill ER shortly afterwards in significant pain. His injuries were not life-threatening.

One witness was walking near the intersection when she heard what she thought were firecrackers across the street, according to the police report. When she turned to look, she saw a man with a long-barreled black handgun firing at someone on the sidewalk who was attempting to dodge the bullets. The suspect then fled the scene in a black or green Ford Crown Victoria.

From SPD:

On the evening of November 15th officers arrested a 20-year-old male suspect who was wanted for a shooting that occurred near MLK Jr. Way South and South Dearborn Street on November 6th, 2011.  In that incident the victim was shot at least once in the torso and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect was taken into custody in Seattle and subsequently transported to the Seattle Police Homicide Unit.  Upon completion of their interview detectives will be booking the suspect into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.

This remains an active and on-going Homicide/Assault Unit investigation.

One thought on “Suspect in shooting at MLK and Dearborn arrested

  1. Another punk off the streets for a little while (1 week?). How many of the other shootings and murders have been solved? 1%?