A woman is in serious but stable condition in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a man shot her in the head Oct. 24 near beach access of the Green River in the 31500 block of 104th Avenue SE.
Auburn Police detectives are investigating the incident. As of Monday afternoon, the suspect was still at large.
“Shooter is not in custody. No real identity yet,” Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said Monday afternoon.
According to Hirman, the incident began sometime before 10:30 p.m. when the man began urinating in front of a woman and her male companion, and the male asked or told him to stop.
“That’s what started the confrontation,” said Hirman.
According to Hirman, the man then drove off, but returned later with a gun, which he trained on the two before firing multiple rounds, hitting her. He then left in his truck. The woman and her companion made it to the convenience store at the nearby corner of Harvey Road and 8th Street Northeast, where they called 911.
Police are asking the public to help them identify and find the suspect, whom they describe as a white man, 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-10, with an average build, red, blonde, or light-colored facial hair and a mustache. The suspect was wearing a ball cap at the time of the incident.
Police describe the suspect’s vehicle as a dark, maybe charcoal-colored 2000-2010, likely Dodge pickup with a lifted suspension, big tires, a loud exhaust, and two off-road-style lights over the cab. The truck may also have a fancy grill.
Anyone with information on the shooting or who has knowledge of someone who matches the above description should call the police tip line at 253-288-7403, reference case #19-12520.