• Warrant issued in Super Bowl celebration shooting

    By: Natasha Chen


    SEATTLE - A warrant has been issued to obtain DNA from a person police believe fired shots  in Pioneer Square the night of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory.

    Atelea Naufahu was arrested that night and released from jail in late February. Seattle police now want to take a swab sample from Naufahu’s cheek to help in their investigation.

    The warrant states that the day after the Super Bowl, the victim went to Swedish Medical Center in Edmonds to be treated for two gunshot wounds to his hip.

    On Feb. 2, officers responded to a report of three or four gunshots fired in the 600 block of First Avenue. A witness who had climbed up a tree to get a better view of the celebration told officers he saw the shooter wearing a Seahawks team jersey No. 25 with the name “Sherman” on the back.

    As one of the officers pursued the suspect, he saw the man pull a small pistol out of his pocket and toss it to the ground, according to the warrant.

    Naufahu is a convicted felon who is not allowed to possess any weapons.

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