Seattle Police Department spokesperson Renee Witt said it was 3:30 am Sunday when a woman heard a knock on the front door of her home in the 5800 block of Renton Avenue South:
She peeked out a window and asked who it was. The subject asked for Ricky. The victim told him to leave and called her husband who was at work.
Several minutes later, the victim heard noises at the back door. She went to look and observed two suspects huddled near the back door. One suspect pointed a handgun towards her… she immediately ran to the front of the house and called 911. At the same time, the victim’s husband arrived home.
The victim said she heard a commotion outside and saw her husband being chased by one of the suspects. She then heard a loud crash at the back door and was confronted by the other suspect who demanded money and drugs and was armed with a handgun.
Witt said the victim gave the first suspect – a tall, white, slender male in his 20’s, with a mustache – an undisclosed amount of cash and he fled the scene. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves.
Meanwhile, the victim’s husband was chased down and caught by the second suspect – an unknown race male, mid 20’s, shorter, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and bandanna over his face – near the corner of South Juneau and Renton Avenue South, where Witt said he was pistol-whipped and beaten.
He was subsequently transported to Harborview where he was treated for his injuries. According to Witt, detectives tried to interview him there but he was hostile and argumentative and refused to provide any information.
The suspects remain at-large.