Saturday, Jan. 16, 2:47 a.m., Mercer Street/Westlake Avenue N. Witness reports that he and the victim, both transient males, were camped together in an alley alcove in the 900 block of Mercer St. Witness stated that the suspect, another transient male, arrived and jumped on top of the sleeping victim and struck him multiple times in the face with his closed fists. Victim had no idea why he was attacked. He sustained a split lip and a cut to his eyebrow, and was transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance for further attention. Suspect was arrested at the scene, and was highly intoxicated and said he had no recollection of the event.
Monday, Jan. 18, 3:34 p.m., Angeline's Women's Shelter, Third Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a call of an assault located outside Angeline's. They arrived to find Seattle Fire Department (SFD) at the scene, who were treating the victim, a pregnant transient female, for multiple cuts to her face. SFD stated her injuries were not threatening, and moments later she was transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance. Victim was interviewed before leaving for the hospital and stated that the suspect came up to her as she was standing outside the shelter and started trash talking. Suspect was under the impression that the victim had jumped her two weeks earlier. A fight ensued, and suspect pulled out a razor blade and cut victim in the face several times. Witnesses were able to identify two of the attackers, and an extensive area check was performed, however they were not located. Witnesses also stated that the victim was not responsible for jumping the suspect two weeks earlier. The razor blade was not located at the scene.
Monday, Jan. 25, 9:17 p.m., Fourth Avenue S. Victim, a transient male, walked into the market on S. Jackson to buy some beer. He was extremely intoxicated and was bleeding from several lacerations to his face and head. Store employees called 911 as it was apparent he was in need of medical attention. When officers arrived victim was being treated at the scene by SFD. He was very intoxicated and was unconcerned about his injuries. The blood on his face and in his hair had dried significantly, indicating that the assault had taken place much earlier. Due to victim's intoxication and lack of concern for his injuries it was difficult to interview him, however he did indicate that he had been drinking with three other people under the roadway structures on Fourth Ave. near the stadium. At some point victim and one of the men began to argue. It was not clear if the victim did not want to say what the argument was about or could not recall, but one or other of the men struck him on the head and face multiple times, likely with a bottle. Victim would not elaborate on who was involved and did not want to pursue the matter. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.