UPDATE 9:34 P.M.| A search involving helicopters and increased police presence in West Seattle has been scaled back for the night, according to King County Sheriff spokeswoman Cindi West. He is still on the loose.
Police are searching in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood for Emanuel Kozma, 24, a “known convicted felon,” whom they believe is armed and dangerous. He was just released from a King County jail today around 4:30 p.m.
At around 7:30 p.m., King County gang detectives tried to stop a vehicle in Seattle’s White Center near Southwest 108th Street and 15th Avenue Southwest. Instead of stopping, the vehicle took off in the direction of Seattle and detectives gave chase, according to sheriff’s department spokeswoman Cindi West.
As they were pursuing the vehicle, West said in a news release, the people in the car threw a handgun out the window. Detectives lost sight of the car near 17th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Henderson Street, West wrote. Then they learned there had been a rollover accident at 17th and Trenton.
When detectives got to 17th and Southwest Trenton Street they found the car they were looking for with a 22-year-old woman inside. She was taken to Highline Hospital with minor injuries, West wrote.
Korzma left the accident scene on foot and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with cutoff sleeves and black pants. West said he is about 5-foot-7.
If anybody sees him, they should call 911, she said.