Renton police were dispatched on Oct. 28 at approximately 5:26 p.m. to a robbery with shots fired at a bank in the 300 block of Burnett Avenue South in Renton. Responding officers contacted two women sitting in a vehicle and both reported they arrived at the bank to use the ATM when two unknown suspects demanded their purses. The suspects attempted to physically remove the purses from their possession when the women refused. One of the suspects shot a gun into the air during the confrontation, with police later locating a casing underneath the victim’s vehicle, according to the department.
Neither victim was physically injured during the incident and both victims retained their personal belongings. One of the victims described one of the suspects as a 20-something Hispanic man standing at about 5 feet 10 inches, wearing a teal sweatshirt with a black design on the back.
Renton police received a request to respond to Valley Medical Center on Oct. 27 at approximately 10:47 p.m. to speak to a victim who had arrived for treatment for gunshot wounds. According to the department, the victim suffered injuries in a shooting in the parking lot of a concert hall in the 100 block of Logan Avenue South in Renton.
Upon arrival at the concert hall location, officers contacted two visibly upset women standing next to the victim vehicle, according to the department. Additional officers contacted the victim at Valley Medical Center, inside receiving treatment for serious gunshot wounds. The victim advised officers that two unknown men shot him as he sat in the rear seat of a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the concert hall.
The victim said he didn’t know why they shot him and provided a vague description of both suspects. He was unable to provide further details, according to the department. Officers noticed a bag of marijuana totaling to 5.84 grams in the victim’s coat pocket. As a result of conflicting information provided by the victim and witnesses, the victim’s vehicle was seized for further investigation pending a search warrant, according to the department. Officers observed a gun in the victim vehicle in addition to blood evidence in the backseat, according to the department.
Renton police were dispatched on Oct. 27 at approximately 6:10 p.m. to an assault with a firearm that occurred near the intersection of Rainier Avenue North and Nelson Place Northwest in Renton. The victim reported the incident from the police station at Renton City Hall.
The victim advised the responding officer they were driving in the area at 5:35 p.m. when a white Honda Civic sped up along their driver’s side, colliding with the side of their van and scraping it. The victim was able to maneuver through the collision and pulled up next to the Honda, stopped at a traffic light, according to the department.
The victim exited his vehicle to contact the driver of the Honda when the driver of the Honda pulled out a black handgun and aimed it at him, according to the department. The victim raised their hands and stood still as the suspect driver cursed at him and fled the location, hitting the victim with the Honda while leaving.
The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident, according to the department. The victim described the suspect as a 20 to 30-year-old Black woman with a slim build and possibly average height. The officer observed scratches to the victim’s vehicle consistent with that of a collision.
Renton police were dispatched on Oct. 28 at 2:25 a.m. to an armed robbery at a gas station convenience store in the 1200 block of Southwest 43rd Street in Renton.
Officers were advised that two minutes prior, three armed suspects had robbed the store. The victim advised that three young slender men, either white or Hispanic, had entered the store. The first young man, wearing all black with a mask and gloves, brandished an AR-15-style weapon. The second entered the store and drew a handgun from his shoulder bag. The third entered the store carrying a blue milk crate and went to the drink aisle to load up his milk crate as the other two suspects aimed their firearms at the clerk and demanded he open the register.
The suspects also removed tobacco products from behind the register. They fled the scene in a newer model white van waiting for them outside the store with a getaway driver. The clerk suffered no injuries in the incident, according to the department. The Seattle Police Department advised of a similar robbery with similarly described suspects that occurred earlier that morning, according to the department.
Renton police were dispatched on Oct. 24 at approximately 5:42 a.m. to the 2600 block of Northeast 20th Street in Renton after receiving a report of an attempted carjacking.
The reporting party advised police an unknown suspect stepped out from behind his garbage bins holding a gun when he exited his house and approached his vehicle, parked on the street in front of his home. The suspect demanded the victim’s vehicle keys and the victim said no. The suspect demanded the victim’s keys a second time and the victim said he needed the vehicle for work, according to the department.
The suspect put the gun into the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and walked away. The victim described the suspect as a man in his late teens or in his early 20s, Black, wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweater, armed with a black handgun with an extended magazine, according to the department.