At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, Washington State Patrol (WSP) received a 911 call from a victim stating that he had been shot while driving on SB I-5. The victim also told dispatchers that he had driven himself to the AM/PM off of S. 272nd and that he had been hit in the lower back.
When troopers arrived, they observed a male lying face down in the parking lot and being tended to by a female that was applying paper towels to his lower back. Trooper Van Cleave took over applying pressure to the victim’s back until the fire department arrived and continued treatment.
During this time, the victim stated he was traveling SB on I-5 from 200th when another vehicle fired at his vehicle around S. 240th. He also stated that he had no information on the description of the vehicle or who the occupants were.
The victim is a 31-year-old male from Seattle and was transported to Harborview Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury.
The victim’s vehicle sustained 10 bullet holes on the left side. The vehicle was taken to the WSP evidence storage facility to be processed for evidence.