Man suffers life-threatening gunshot wounds in Skyway burglary attempt

King County Sheriff deputies arrested three males, two adults and one juvenile, in an early morning burglary and shooting Tuesday, June 14. The three males were tracked down by a King County Sheriff K9 team not far from the Skyway address where the shooting took place.

A man in his early 20s was shot in his abdomen and arm during an early morning burglary attempt Tuesday in the Skyway area, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Medics briefly treated the man in the 11600 block of Renton Avenue South at about 2:15 a.m., before the victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.

Two residents living in the house reported to deputies that just before the shooting they saw or heard someone trying to break into their house, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

A resident called a male relative who lives nearby and he came to the house with a friend. The friend was shot in the driveway as they were running up to the front door.

Deputies pieced together a description of the three suspects who had tried to break in to the house and were there when the shooting occurred.

With the assistance of officers from the Seattle and Renton police departments, deputies set up a perimeter and a sheriff’s K9 team tracked the suspects.

One suspect was found nearby trying to get into a car; he couldn’t explain why he was in the area or where he had been when the shooting occurred.

As deputies talked with this person, a caller reported seeing two other males running down the street from the same car. They were tracked and found, still running down the street.

Their clothing matched the descriptions of those seen where the shooting occurred and they also were positively identified, according to the news release.

The three suspects were being interviewed Tuesday morning by Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives.

It was unknown early Tuesday what if any connection there is between the suspects and victims or the address where the shooting occurred, according to the news release.

Detectives used bomb-sniffing dogs in an attempt to find shell casings or firearms.

The two adults will be booked into the King County Jail and the juvenile suspect into the Youth Services Center for investigation of first-degree burglary.

The condition of the shooting victim wasn’t immediately available.


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