Jogger hit with pellet gun; teen likely to be hit with stern lecture
SEATTLE -- A 17-year-old man likely has a stern talking to coming his way after using his father's car to facilitate the drive-by pellet-gunning of a Blue Ridge jogger Sunday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim had just started his run near Northwest 96th Street and 17th Avenue Northwest around 3:20 p.m. when he felt something hit him in the butt. He turned around and was immediately hit in the stomach.
The victim told officers he saw car drive by and a black handgun being pulled in through the passenger-side window. Realizing he'd been shot by a pellet gun, the victim called 911.
According to the report, the victim was able to give officers a possible license-plate number for the car.
When officers went to the car's registered address, the owner told them his 17-year-old son had borrowed the car and does, in fact, own a pellet gun that looks like a pistol.
He told officers he would confront his son about the incident when his son got home.