Shots Fired During High-Speed Chase Sunday Night


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The New Year started with a bang and a chase in the White Center/Top Hat area Sunday night (Jan. 2nd), as one car chased another car while firing several shots at the fleeing vehicle.

Police believe that no one was hit.

“Then it got interesting,” said Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Department. “Sheriff’s deputies found the suspect car twice, and the chase(s) was on!!”

Urquhart says that the action all started around 10:50pm Sunday night (Jan. 2nd), when a 9-1-1 call came in about a black Acura chasing a red SUV in the White Center area at speeds up to 80mph.

The driver of the Acura was leaning out the window shooting a handgun at the SUV.

Ten minutes later a deputy found the Acura, now in the Top Hat neighborhood. A short pursuit ensued, but the suspect vehicle got away.

A few minutes later a second deputy found the car again, this time on SR-599. Another pursuit ending up on southbound I-5. The chase ended when the deputy lost sight of the car at about the Kent-Des Moines Road.

At 12:15am, a White Center woman called to report her 1997 Acura Integra stolen. Deputies believe this was the vehicle involved in the shooting and the chase. The license number is 403ZJG (Washington). The car is distinctive because it is black but with red and silver wheel rims.

So far there are no reported injures. No one is in custody. Neither the stolen vehicle nor the red SUV, possibly a Nissan 4Runner, have been found.

Anyone with information is asked to call he King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 (24 hours) or 9-1-1.

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