Man shot near Alki is in critical condition; Suspect arrested
information from Seattle Police Blotter
Detectives are investigating after a man was shot multiple times Sunday afternoon in the Alki neighborhood.
Police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Stevens Street Southwest after multiple callers reported shots had been fired in the alley.
Officers arrived and found a man seriously wounded with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses said the suspect had left the scene on foot walking towards the beach. Additional officers flooded the area and found the suspect a few blocks away where he was taken into custody. Police found a 40 caliber handgun partially submerged in water at Alki Beach.
Detectives believe the suspect shot at the victim as the victim drove down the alley. The suspect then fled between some nearby apartment buildings, entered an apartment, struck a resident with the pistol, then fled towards the beach. Detectives are now interviewing the suspect and attempting to determine what led up to the shooting.
Medics took the victim to Harborview medical center where he is currently listed in critical condition.