Police responded in force after reports of a man firing a gun at 12th and Dearborn around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect was arrested near 13th and Dearborn after KIRO TV choppers spotted him fleeing on video.
No victims have been located yet, and it’s unknown if anyone was struck in the shooting.
Seattle Police officers, including SWAT and K-9, and Washington State Patrol troopers conducted a search for a man who discharged a firearm near 12th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street at around 11:15 a.m. It is not known at this time if anyone was injured in the shooting. The suspect fled on foot crossing I-5. He was last seen headed in a southwesterly direction underneath I-5 at approximately South Massachusetts Street.
The suspect was described as an Asian male in his 30′s, about 5’6″ tall, wearing a dark blue baseball hat and a grey and white hooded sweatshirt, possibly in a plaid, camouflage or leopard print.
At approximately 12:40 p.m. SWAT officers stopped a male suspect matching the description in the greenbelt area near 13th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street. That man was placed under arrest and transported to the East Precinct for processing.
The search resulted in area road and freeway closures. The Seattle Police Department and the Washington State Patrol appreciate the public’s patience with associated traffic delays as they searched for the suspect.
KIRO 7′s Chopper 7 took video and the below still image of a person fleeing the area officers were searching.