1 suspect arrested, 1 on the run after armed robbery in Seattle

A group of victims told police the armed robbery took place Sunday night in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

SEATTLE — Police say one suspect has been arrested, while another is still on the run after an armed robbery ended in a collision in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle on Sunday night.

The Seattle Police Department said victims reported that two men stole from them and fired a shot before leaving in a vehicle near Volunteer Park.

Officers arrived at 10 p.m. at the 1200 block of South 15th Avenue and found five people who reported their belongings had been stolen by two men in a gray pickup truck. .

Witnesses told police that the suspects approached the group while they were at the Water Tower Observatory. According to witnesses, one of the suspects asked the victims to hand over their belongings and then assaulted a man in the group. Police said the other male suspect grabbed a handgun and fired a bullet into the ceiling.

Investigators said the 32-year-old male victim was punched and kicked several times in the face by one of the suspects. He has non-life threatening injuries. Police said the other victims did not report any injuries.

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Police found the suspect’s vehicle on Sunday night. Before officers could arrest the suspects, the vehicle crashed into a moving car and a parked car on the street. The collision caused the vehicle to overturn, along with damaging several other parked cars.

At the time, police said the suspects fled the overturned vehicle. One of the suspects was arrested, while the other officers escaped at the scene. A K9 did not find a second armed robbery suspect.

Investigators found a handgun and stolen items, including keys, wallets, IDs and debit cards.

A 25-year-old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail on charges of robbery, assault and fleeing.

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