Kent Police Blotter: Aug. 11-23

Man shot, injured after dispute over blocked vehicle

A sampling of Kent Police Department incidents from Aug. 11-23:

Aug. 11

Man shot: 9:15 a.m., officers responded to a shots fired call at the Atrium on James Apartments, 6248 S. 242nd Pl. An unoccupied vehicle was located near building 18 with multiple bullet holes in it. The driver’s side seat was covered in blood. Officers located a 72-year-old victim with a gunshot wound. Aid was provided and he was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in stable condition. The victim was intending to leave the complex; however, his car was blocked in by a silver sedan. The victim asked them to move their vehicle so he could leave, and words were exchanged. Eventually, the vehicle moved and as the victim was in the process of driving out of the complex, his vehicle was hit by gunfire from different directions. The shooters fled the area. Multiple vehicles and apartment units were also hit by the gun fire. Nearly three dozen casings were located. The suspects are still outstanding and there is minimal suspect information.

Aug. 18

Cash robbery: 9 p.m., officers responded to a robbery with shots fired near Arterra Townhomes, 10031 SE 258th Pl. Officers located two victims who said they agreed to meet a female subject from the LetGo app to purchase a car. Instead, they were met by two males, one produced a gun and robbed the female of $1,700. The two suspects left the scene with one of them allegedly firing two rounds. No one was hit and nothing was damaged. Shell casings were not located.

Carjacking: 12:25 a.m., officers responded to a carjacking at Birch Creek Apartments, 13111 SE 274th St. The victim said he parked his car near building 23 and was approached by four male suspects. One suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his keys. All four suspects left in the victim’s 2015 silver Volvo.

Aug. 23

Cable shooting: Comcast cable was shot out in the 11200 block of SE 196th Street. Three casings were found on the ground underneath the damaged cable. Comcast techs advised one of the bullets pierced the cable. Internet in the city was down. It is unknown if the damage was intentional or accidental.

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