This time it went down on 1st ave. Apparently someone got kicked out of Amber and was none to pleased. Instead of going away like a nice boy, he unloaded a full clip before high tailing it away.
Here’s some tweet’s from people on the scene.
@RobLong – Coming out of Black Bottle we heard gun shots and saw a guy running down 1st Ave in Belltown with a gun. Everyone in Flying Fish ran inside.
@tracibumpus – Just ran for my life from a guy with a gun. Hid in the coat close at umi. Stay away from belltown tonight
Stay safe out there kids. We’ll get on the bike and try to get some more details.
UPDATE: 9/19 – @JacksLewis was the first to piece together the substantial information that the suspect was apprehended. Quick summary – a guy gets wasted and belligerent at Amber, stumbles outside and unloads a LOT of rounds, gets quickly apprehended.
From the SPD blotter
On September 18th, at approximately 9:45 p.m., West Precinct officers were looking for a suspect who was brandishing a handgun tucked in his waistband in the Belltown area. Bicycle officers heard approximately 20 gunshots near 1st and Bell. Numerous witnesses stated the suspect was kicked out of a nightclub and walked into the middle of the street and fired into the air. Bicycle officers saw a suspect matching the description and rode up on him. As they approached they observed the male suspect drop a handgun. Officers took the suspect into custody after a brief struggle. The suspect was extremely intoxicated. Numerous shell casing s were recovered in the middle of the street. A handgun was also recovered next to the suspect. No persons or property were struck. The 38-year old man was booked into the King County Jail.
You’ve got to hand it to SPD; they hand their hands full last night. Someone overly intoxicated got shot with a pellet gun. Someone else brandished a gun in Pioneer Square last night after a verbal argument.
Maybe I’m already getting really old and crotchety. But, in my days of clubbing yore, I never experienced a situation with someone brandishing a handgun. What in the hell possesses someone to pack a piece when they’re headed out for drinks?