02/01/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/02/2023 12:28
Police arrested a woman after she fired multiple shots in Belltown Wednesday morning and then fled the scene in her vehicle.
At 7:30 a.m., police responded to reports of shots fired near 2nd Avenue and Bell Street. Witnesses reported a woman had fired several shots towards two other people - thankfully striking no one - before placing the gun in the trunk of her car and driving away southbound.
Officers spotted the car and initiated a traffic stop near 2nd Avenue and Cherry Street. The suspect pulled over and police placed her under arrest. Officers also seized her car to search for the gun she used in the shooting.
After a search warrant was approved, officers searched the suspect's car and found a handgun partially concealed behind a panel in the trunk.
According to witnesses, an altercation between the suspect and a man and woman preceded the shooting. However, police did not locate the man and the other woman involved declined to provide any information about the incident.
Police booked the 35-year-old suspect into King County Jail for drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm, as she is a convicted felon and therefore prohibited from possessing guns.