10/17/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2021 20:49
Police arrested the suspects in a robbery and shooting, which left two people injured in the Chinatown-International District on Saturday afternoon.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., police responded to 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street for reports of gunfire. Police arrived and found a woman and man, both with gunshot wounds to their legs. Police began emergency first aid, including applying a tourniquet, until Seattle Fire Department medics arrived and took over care. Medics transported the 28-year-old woman and 41-year-old man to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.
Police learned a male suspect had shot the male victim during a robbery. The female victim had not been involved, and had just been walking by when she was shot. The woman had been carrying her child, who was not injured.
Witnesses provided officers with a description of the male suspect and a female accomplice who had accompanied him as he left the area. Officers soon located the suspects in a vehicle at a gas station at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street.
The woman willingly surrendered to police, but the man refused to exit in the car. After hours of negotiation, he eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. Police recovered a firearm from the vehicle.
Robbery detectives interviewed both suspects, and then booked the 28-year-old man into King County Jail for robbery and assault in the first degree, and the 27-year-old woman for robbery in the first degree. Officers also notified the Department of Corrections the man was being booked, as he had a warrant for escaping community custody related to a previous robbery conviction.