THURSDAY MORNING: A 41-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot at 26th/Andover early this morning. Here’s what SPD just published about the incident:
Around 3:20 (am), officers were called to the 2600 block of SW Andover for a report of a shooting. The victim was reportedly shot in the leg from behind, and sought help from a person in an RV near the scene.
Officers found the victim and applied a tourniquet to his wound. Seattle Fire Department medics then transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.
ADDED THURSDAY AFTERNOON: One additional detail from SPD – the victim was described as being “on a bike” when shot. Whether moving or stationary, police did not say.
ADDED FRIDAY, 11:39 AM: A suspect is in jail in connection with the shooting. Police say they got surveillance video “from a nearby business” and “recognized the suspect and his female companion who was known to them.” At 1:18 pm Thursday, they were called to a residence in the Jefferson Square area “which happened to be the address for the same female companion.” They saw the suspect’s vehicle in the parking garage, went into the building, and arrested the suspect when he walked out of the apartment. Police add, “Two handguns were located and submitted as evidence.” The suspect should have a probable cause/bail hearing later today, so we hope to have more information after that.
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