Two men arrested in North Beacon Hill robbery case

by Kiersten Throndsen, KOMO Communities
(Beacon Hill Blog news partners)

Police have arrested two men in connection with a violent robbery in a North Beacon Hill home last month.

The original incident happened on November 29, near 23rd Avenue South and South College Street. Police say three men knocked on the door of the home and asked the resident if they could buy some marijuana. The three suspects were reportedly allowed inside the home and that’s when things turned violent.

According to police, one of the suspects punched the resident in the face and pulled out a handgun, firing a shot. Another resident was home at the time and heard the shot. Police say he armed himself with a shotgun and came out of the back bedroom of the home. Gunfire was exchanged between the resident and the suspect, with one of the shots hitting the resident in the leg.

Police say all three suspects fled the home before officers arrived.

The 24-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives arrested a 25-year-old man in Auburn on Monday, December 3. Two days later they tracked down a second suspect, believed to be the shooter, in Renton. Both men have been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery. Officers are continuing to look for the third suspect.