Domestic violence assault
Renton police arrested a 25-year-old man on March 22 and charged him with two felony counts of assault in the second degree for choking a person known to him. Renton police received report from a 20-year-old woman at the police station at about 9:17 a.m. March 22 regarding multiple recent physical altercations involving her boyfriend.
The woman reported four incidents including an incident on March 18 and three incidents on March 19. The reported incidents involved the woman being injured on March 18 as she attempted to hold onto her boyfriend’s vehicle as he drove away; and three separate incidents on March 19 involving her boyfriend choking her with his hands and using his forearm, according to police. The victim stated to police that the incidents resulted in pain and interfered with her breathing. Officers observed a bruise on the victim’s arm, though no obvious injuries nor marks on her neck.
Officers interviewed the 25-year-old boyfriend after he arrived at the station on his own accord following police reaching out to him. In the interview, the man admitted to grabbing the woman’s throat. Officers determined probable cause to arrest the man and booked him into the King County Jail on the felony charges.
Renton police were dispatched to the report of shots fired at about 12:18 a.m. March 18 in the 4000 block of Northeast 4th Street. According to the department, the victim stated an unknown subject shot as his parked vehicle without provocation. The victim was standing near the rear of his vehicle at the time. No injuries reported. The victim fled the area in his vehicle as a result of the shooting. Police discovered bullet casings near a bus stop in the area. The department forwarded the case to the investigations team for further review. They have no suspect information as of March 20, according to the department.
Assault against a minor
Officers were dispatched to report of an assault against a minor at approximately 9:05 p.m. March 18 in the 10400 block of Southeast 172nd Street.
On the scene, law enforcement removed a juvenile victim for safety as officers attempted to make contact with the suspect. The victim suffered injuries as a result of the suspect — a family member inside the home, according to police. The suspect refused to cooperate and respond to officers’ commands, swinging a “large wooden pole” and aggressively advancing at police, according to the department. Following a “brief struggle,” officers arrested the suspect and charged them with felony domestic violence assault and assault in the third degree for threatening and attempting to physically attack officers.