Shooting at Renton tow company, suspect arrested

On Friday, Aug. 24

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:33pm
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The following from the Renton Police Department:

A 50 year old man is in custody after shooting a tow truck company employee last night.

On Aug. 24 at around 11 p.m. the employee saw the suspect dump trash from his car onto the tow company’s property in the 200 block of Rainier Avenue South.

When the employee confronted the suspect, the suspect drove away and fired several shots from his car. Two bullets struck the employee who was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Responding officers noticed that some of the trash the suspect left behind was from a nearby restaurant. Officers went to the restaurant and found video footage that showed the suspect and his car. They were able to identify the suspect as a Renton Highlands resident.

After officers found the suspect’s car parked near his residence, SWAT and hostage negotiators responded and the suspect surrendered without incident.

The victim was treated and released. The suspect was booked into the King County jail for investigation of felony assault.

There is no additional information available at this time.

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