Seattle Police arrest domestic violence suspect who aimed gun at ex, shot at officers

On Thursday, police arrested a suspect who fired shots at officers as they responded to a domestic violence situation in November.

According to the Seattle Police Department (SPD), on Nov. 19 at around 12:30 a.m., a woman called police saying that her ex-boyfriend was chasing her through West Seattle, and pointing a handgun at her. When police arrived, they spotted the 26-year-old suspect driving toward her house, but he sped away as soon as they tried pursuing him.

Authorities said about 45 minutes later, police were dispatched back to the area near the victim’s home after multiple people reported shots fired.

Officers spotted the suspect vehicle again, and chased him to 17th Ave. SW and SW Barton St. until he got out of the car and ran away.

The SPD says their officers tried chasing the suspect down, until he turned around and started shooting at officers. Authorities say bullets struck multiple parked cars in the area – one of them almost hitting an officer in the leg.

Police contained the area and brought out a K-9 officer, but they were unable to find the suspect. 

On Friday, the SPD announced that Gun Violence Reduction Unit detectives and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested the 26-year-old without incident.

Detectives have booked the suspect into King County Jail, and will work with prosecutors as the case moves forward.

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