The man who stole a woman’s purse and fired his gun in Ballard earlier this month has been arrested.
On Nov. 5, the suspect grabbed a woman’s handbag in front of Bella Nail Salon near the corner of 20th Ave NW and NW Market St. When a bystander tried to intervene, the suspect fired one round into the ground. The robbery victim then attempted to grab onto the fleeing suspect’s vehicle and fell, sustaining injuries.
The suspect fled the scene in an SUV, and police lost track of him later that day. SPD released surveillance images in the hopes someone would recognize him, but the suspect was still at large until this week.
According to Seattle Police, officers in Kent have now arrested the 30-year-old suspect during a car prowl investigation. Police recovered a handgun, believed to have been the same one used in the Ballard incident. He’s been booked into King County Jail.