Woman shot in car in SeaTac, suspect arrested

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 13 at 12:43 AM

SEATAC, Wash. -- The King County Sheriff's Office says a woman was shot inside a car in SeaTac Thursday afternoon. The man who opened fire later shot himself after a short police pursuit.

King County Sheriff's Office officials say they received a call around 4 p.m.that a woman had been shot inside a car. When deputies arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest, but alert and talking on the side of 24th Avenue South.

Investigators believe she either jumped or was thrown from the vehicle.

Nearby, deputies soon discovered the man who allegedly shot her had crashed his car through a fence and into the front yard of a home a couple of yards away.

The family that lives in that home says it was a scary experience.

"My brother is only three and I know my brother and he likes to run around here, and the thought of him getting hit by a car is not something I'd like to think about," said Annahi Ramirez, whose family spent much of the afternoon surveying the damage in their yard.

From there, police say the man jumped out of the car and into another car he might have stolen from the neighborhood. Police say the suspect drove that car to South 128th Street and Military Road, where a witness saw the suspect jump out of the car and flee on foot carrying a gun.

Officers were able to track the man down after 10 minutes of searching in a dense wooded area. During that time, police said the man shot himself in the chest.

The man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, along with the female victim. No word yet on their conditions.

Investigators are still trying to determine the relationship with the woman and the man, and whether the two may have been dating.

KING 5's Heather Graf contributed to this report.

 

 

 

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