July 11, 2011
Aggravated Assault With a Gun
On Monday, July 11, 2011, at approximately 2:45 a.m., a group of friends
(non-UW students) was sitting on a retaining wall in the area of N.E. 47th St.
and University Way, N.E. when they were approached by two suspects. Suspect #1
pointed a black handgun and threatened to kill one of the victims. He fired one
shot at the victim’s feet, but it did not hit him. Suspect #2, also armed with
a gun, pointed the gun at one of the other victims. That victim jumped off the
wall and fled on foot to a nearby location to call 911. Several shots were
fired and a window to a business was shattered, but there were no injuries.
Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20 years old, 5′ 7″,
stocky, short spiked hair, faint mustache, wearing a white t-shirt and blue
jeans. Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male, also approximately 20 years
old, 5′ 6″, 150 pounds, short spiked hair. The suspects fled the scene in a
truck described as a full size gray pickup with matching canopy, tinted
windows, and large front tires. The suspects left the scene in an unknown
direction. Officers conducted an area search but did not locate the suspects or
This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department under case
If you have any additional information about this crime or suspects, please
call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011.
To report other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.
Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:
* Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.
* Call 911 when you believe a confrontation is escalating.
* Walk with friends if possible.
* Call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to
various locations on campus and within a one-mile radius off campus. The
hours of operation for these uniformed guards are 6:00pm-2:00am, 7 days
If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:
* Clothing descriptors- look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive
design identifiers, etc.
* Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos
* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile)
* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate
* Weapons involved
Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at 206-543-9338
for additional crime prevention information.