King County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 28-year-old man on investigation of two felony charges after he allegedly shot another man, who suffered life-threatening injuries, in SeaTac on Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies responded to a disturbance at a single-family house in the 14700 block of 25th Court South — which officials later determined was the suspect’s home — just before 1:30 p.m., said sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Tim Meyer.
According to probable-cause documents, the 28-year-old was at home when his girlfriend and an acquaintance arrived. The acquaintance briefly left, but returned when he said he left something in the 28-year-old’s mother’s car and wanted to retrieve it. The 28-year-old refused, prompting a disagreement that involved two other acquaintances who had arrived at the house.
After one of the two broke one of the car windows in an attempt to get in, the 28-year-old pulled out a rifle, according to probable-cause documents. The two started running away, but the man fired a single shot and hit one of them in the hip. Health care officials later determined the bullet had traveled into the victim’s chest. The Seattle Times is not naming the 28-year-old since he has not yet been charged in the case.
The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Meyer said. He remained in critical condition in the intensive-care unit as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.
After the shooting, deputies surrounded the house — with the suspect and his girlfriend still inside — according to probable-cause documents. Hours later, they both came outside and surrendered, the documents said.
Later Tuesday evening, sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at the SeaTac house, found the rifle and took the 28-year-old man into custody. He was booked into King County Jail on investigation of first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The King County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting.