East Precinct Blotter
Detectives are investigating after a man was dropped of at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) with two gunshot wounds Sunday evening.
Officers were called to HMC just before 8 p.m. Sunday by hospital staff when a man was dropped off with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The 29-year-old victim was currently undergoing surgery and was unable to answer questions, but a man who dropped off the victim said he picked up the victim in the 1400 block of South Lane Street and drove him to the hospital.
Officers investigating a report of shots fired in the same area where the victim was picked up spoke to a witness who reported seeing a man walking out of a nearby wooed area carrying a silver handgun. The witness described that man as a six foot tall black male wearing a large puffy coat walking towards Jose Rizal park. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate a crime scene or a possible suspect.
Detectives are asking that if you have any information in this case please call the Homicide/Assault tip line (206)233-5000.
A woman called 911 Sunday morning to report a man trying to break in to her Madison Park home.
The 40-year-old woman was awoken at 2 a.m. Sunday to the sound of pounding on the front door of her home in the 2000 block of 42 Avenue East. The woman called 911 as the unknown person attempted to open the door. The woman told the dispatchers the suspect walked around the back of the house where he began pounding on windows and demanding to be let inside.
Officers arrived and found the 30-year-old man still in the backyard and arrested him. Officers booked the man into King County Jail for investigation of burglary, property destruction, and trespassing.