2 arrested after gunfire, chase that began in Tukwila

A Tukwila police officer fired his gun Friday night during a chase of two people who fled the scene of an attempted auto theft, according to the police department.

A man and a woman later were arrested, police said Saturday in a news release.

Tukwila police gave this account:

The chase began at 7:13 p.m. when officers responded to a report of an interrupted auto theft at the Boeing Building parking garage in the 11200 block of Tukwila International Boulevard. A man ran to a vehicle and drove away with a female accomplice.

One officer tried to stop the pair, but the vehicle drove away into the City of SeaTac.

About 7:23 p.m., another officer saw the vehicle stopped in a driveway at SeaTac Community Center in the 13800 block of 24th Avenue South. The officer tried to stop the pair. The driver did not obey orders to stop and accelerated toward the officer.

The officer fired his pistol, and the vehicle again drove away.

Police found the vehicle nearby, disabled and abandoned. A police dog unit tracked down the two people, who were hiding in a backyard. The woman surrendered and was taken into custody. The man fled and was taken into custody with help from the K-9 unit.

The man was treated for injuries at Highline Hospital’s Burien campus and was booked into the King County Jail.