Thurs., March 4, 9:10 p.m. Third Avenue South /South Hinds Street. Officer was in the 3300 block of Third Ave. S. when he was approached by the witness, a transient female. She reported that her friend, a transient male, was "stabbed" by another transient female. He questioned her further and got the impression that the injury was a superficial wound to the neck. Witness was intoxicated and could barely keep her focus on telling the story. Officer conducted an area check and eventually found the victim lying on the ground. He immediately noticed blood gushing from his right eyebrow dripping into his eye, and also noticed that his right pinky finger was also gushing blood. He also saw dried blood on the side of his neck. Some bystanders stated they saw him fall to the ground, and called for Seattle Fire Department (SFD) to respond for victim's injuries. Officer attempted to question victim about his injuries, but he was uncooperative and officer was barely able to understand what he was saying. At one point he thought he heard the victim say someone had "stabbed" him. Upon investigation SFD did not think his injuries were a result of falling down, as the laceration to his eyebrow appeared clean and straight like a knife wound. Witness gave a description of the suspect, but officer was unable to locate him at the scene. Victim was treated at the scene and then transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance for stitches.
Wed., March 10, 4:24 a.m. 1900 block Ninth Avenue. Seattle Police dispatch reported receiving a call generated by a cell phone wherein two people could be heard arguing after someone requested the police. Satellite data pinpointed the location of the cell phone to Terry Ave. and Virginia St. Officers responded to the area and were flagged down by the victim and a witness. Victim stated he was sleeping in a doorway in the 1900 block of Ninth Ave. when he was approached by the suspect, an unknown male. Suspect appeared angry at the victim and slapped him in the face. Victim attempted to call police on his cell phone, but suspect slapped the phone out of his hand. Suspect then pushed the victim and left the area. Victim stated he had no idea why he was attacked. Witness was also sleeping in the area and reported he had seen the suspect walking by, shouting at a female down the street. Witness stated he felt that the suspect thought the female had stopped to talk to the victim, which was why he was angry. Witness got up to investigate the disturbance and found the victim. Officers were unable to locate the suspect at the scene.