Mar. 14, 2017 UPDATE
The investigation of the January 20, 2017 incident at Red Square remains active and UWPD detectives have worked with our partners in the Seattle Police Department Homicide/Assault Unit, Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, as well as Seattle Police Department Latent Print Lab to assist with the investigation in various capacities. Video footage provided by the public, which continues to be analyzed, has been helpful in the investigation. Efforts continue, and we ask that you please contact UWPD detectives at (206) 543-9331 if you witnessed the event or have any outstanding video of this incident.
Feb. 15, 2017 UPDATE
An Affidavit for Search Warrant has been made public and provides additional details into the investigation of the Red Square incident. Dates of birth and the cell phone number have been redacted. Please contact UWPD detectives at (206) 543-9331 if you witnessed the event or have any outstanding video of this incident.
Feb. 14, 2017 UPDATE
UWPD detectives continue to actively investigate the Red Square incident of January 20, 2017. Detectives initially spoke with the victim the day following the incident, and again on January 25th. Evidence collected as a result of search warrants has been transferred to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab for additional forensic testing. A handgun, recovered from a vehicle, is one of the items currently being analyzed by scientists at the WSP Crime Lab.
Witnesses and attendees at the January 20th event have provided Detectives with a significant number of video segments. Detectives continue to comb through those videos, timestamping each segment from the various recordings. These efforts will build an accurate and chronological sequence of events from various viewpoints. In addition, Detectives have recently acquired additional expertise, through the services of a private video technician. The technician is assisting in the processing of videos and analysis of the information collected so far. Please contact UWPD detectives at (206) 543-9331 if you witnessed the event or have any outstanding video of this incident.
Feb. 02, 2017 UPDATE
Efforts in the ongoing investigation over the past week led to UWPD detectives serving multiple search warrants for the purpose of identifying and preserving evidence in the case. Due to its sensitive nature, the Court sealed the search warrants to preserve the integrity of the investigation. At this time, detectives are still identifying witnesses that may have information that is pertinent to the investigation. Witnesses are encouraged to contact UWPD detectives at (206) 543-9331. Detectives have also been in contact with attorneys that represent individuals that identified themselves as involved in the incident..
Jan. 25, 2017 UPDATE
UWPD detectives are continuing the investigation into the Red Square incident on Friday. Over the weekend detectives, assisted by Seattle PD detectives, served a search warrant on a vehicle that had been impounded. That search resulted in the recovery of a weapon believed to be involved in the incident. Investigators are continuing to identify and interview witnesses. If you have additional information regarding this incident and have not been contacted, you are encouraged to contact UWPD at 206-543-9331.
Jan. 21, 2017 UPDATE
University of Washington police took a suspect into custody Friday night following a shooting incident during a large protest in Red Square.
The suspect, accompanied by another individual, turned himself in to UWPD detectives following the incident. Both individuals were taken into custody.
Following investigation of the details surrounding the incident, and in consultation with the prosecuting attorney’s office, the suspects were released pending further investigation. No suspects remain outstanding.
UWPD detectives are continuing to gather details surrounding the incident and will forward their investigation to the prosecuting attorney’s office. UWPD detectives encourage anyone with information about the incident or who witnessed it should contact UWPD at 206-543-9331.