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February 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Drive-by shooting suspect makes it easy for Seattle police

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Seattle police arrested a man suspected of a drive-by shooting earlier today. And judging by a police account, the suspect didn’t make it too difficult.

At about 4:30 a.m., several people called 911 to report hearing six to eight gunshots in the 4300 block of 5th Avenue Northwest. Police found several bullet holes in a vehicle parked in front of the victim’s home as well as shell casings and slugs. 

No one was hit by the gunfire, which apparently didn’t strike the victim’s home, police said.

The victim, who lives at the house, was able to give police a description of the car and driver after seeing both in the area a few days earlier. 

Police went to the home of the suspect vehicle’s registered address and spotted the car parked outside. They looked inside the vehicle and saw a shell casing on the rear seat floorboards.

Police saw a second vehicle leave the house and officers pulled it over. A man in the car was positively identified as the shooter, police said. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of drive-by shooting. 

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