Just after 2 p.m. on April 5, 2024, Tukwila Police officers were dispatched to the 15900 block of West Valley Highway after receiving a 9-1-1 call from an individual reporting that a male had pointed a firearm at him.

The suspect was reported to have fled in a vehicle immediately following the altercation.

Officers located the suspect vehicle, at which time it fled from them. The vehicle struck several vehicles and ultimately became disabled in the Chevron parking lot at 196th and West Valley Highway. The suspect fled on foot from the vehicle as an officer was arriving.

While fleeing, the officer observed the suspect produce a firearm from his waistband before running into nearby bushes along the riverbank.

Officers setup a perimeter and waited for a King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) K9 unit to arrive along with the KCSO Guardian One helicopter. Guardian One spotted the suspect hiding in the bushes nearby at which point the K9 unit and officers moved in (see video below).

“The suspect was detained without incident although he was quick to throw the ‘I did a bunch of Fentanyl’ card in an attempt to avoid being taken to jail,” police said. “The card was denied due to the severity of his crimes and the numerous collection of active warrants that he had for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Department of Corrections Escape, Vehicle Theft, Vehicle Prowling and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without an Ignition Interlock Device.”

Police said that in addition to his warrants, the suspect now has new charges of Assault 2 Degree, Felony Eluding, Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree, Hit & Run, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without an Ignition Interlock Device and Driving With a Suspended License.

He was medically cleared and booked into King County Jail.

Bodycam Video


“Thank you to King County Sheriff’s Office and King County Sheriff’s Office Air Support for the assist!”