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Multiple gunshots fired near apartment complex | POLICE BLOTTER
The following was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
Multiple gunshots were heard just after midnight Dec. 19 in the 100 block of Burnett Avenue South.
No one reported injuries; officers found 10 spent shell casings on Burnett Avenue South, just north of South Second Street.
A resident of an apartment complex on Burnett was smoking a cigarette on his deck when he heard the gunshots. He saw a man firing a gun and a second subject running toward the transit center.
The shooter was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, black hat and dark jeans.
The shooter fled in a Acura, toward a responding officer who was armed with a rifle. The Acura turned onto a short street toward Logan Avenue South. Meanwhile, a second man was running toward the officer; he was pointing at the Acura. He heard the gunfire and came outside. He told the officer the suspect was agitated and said something about shooting a guy.
The shooter escaped. The second man later emailed a sketch to police. His sketch bore a resemblance to actors Patrick Swayze and Kurt Russell.
The officer noted in his report that Swayze died in September 2009 and Russell has no known ties to Renton, so he probably wasn’t involved.
Masked man steals cigarettes, cash
A man wearing a homemade gray mask armed with a silver handgun stole about 75 packs of cigarettes and about $450 in cash Dec. 20 from the Shell gas station on Park Avenue North.
A clerk, who was cleaning a cappuccino machine, described the suspect as a white male in his early 20s, standing about 5-foot-3. He was wearing a dark hoodie and pajama-style pants.
Renton man fights with officers
A Renton man involved in a domestic argument was arrested after he raised his fists and took a fighting stance Dec. 20 with a responding officer.
An officer pulled him to the ground, but he continued to struggle and attempt to rise up. The officer and a second one hit him in an attempt to gain control. He was told to put his arms behind his back at least five times.
He told officers he was joking.
The man, 41, was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of obstructing a police officer.
The address in northeast Renton was familiar to officers from previous calls there.
Man pulls gun at RTC parking lot
A 27-year-old Woodinville man was arrested Dec. 10 after he finally admitted to officers that he had pulled a handgun during a dispute over parking at Renton Technical College.
The suspect initially told officers he didn’t have a gun, but they became suspicious when they found a .45-caliber on the ground.
The victim, a 24-year-old Seattle man, told officers the suspect was signaling him to back up so he could back into a parking spot, but he couldn’t because of vehicles behind him.
The suspect reached into his truck and pulled out a handgun, racking the slide.
This time when asked, the suspect told officers he had handed off the gun to someone else, whom officers soon learned was the man’s brother. He was still at the scene.
The suspect was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of unlawful display of a weapon.