Man arrested after police witness shooting in Pioneer Square

VIDEO: Man arrested after police witness shooting in Pioneer Square

SEATTLE — Seattle police officers arrested a man after witnessing a shooting while patrolling the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Officers in the area of Occidental Avenue South and South Washington Street said they saw the shooting at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers chased the 21-year-old man and took him into custody. He was booked into the King County Jail for suspicion of homicide.

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The victim, a 24-year-old man, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds. Seattle police said he died from his injuries.

According to court records, the 21-year-old suspect was previous charged at least twice for firearm-related offenses. One case was in King County as a juvenile. The other case was in Snohomish County.

He also was charged in a third case for unlawful carrying of a pistol in Seattle in May 2018. At the time, Seattle officers recovered a Glock 30, subcompact .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol. Police said it was loaded with eight rounds of hollow-point ammunition.

KIRO 7 is not naming the suspect because he hasn’t been charged. Anyone with information about Wednesday’s fatal shooting is asked to call the Seattle police tip line at 206-233-5000.