Police are attempting to untangle a chaotic scene that left two men injured following a fight inside a Chinatown-International District (CID) restaurant.
At 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, witnesses called police to a restaurant in the 200 block of South King Street. When officers arrived, witnesses told them that two women had been arguing over an ex-boyfriend and perceived slight when a man started shooting.
Police reviewed the surveillance video which captured the following:
The video shows Woman 1 approach Woman 2 while she is sitting at the bar. Woman 1 then assaults Woman 2, which caused a physical fight. Man 2 and Man 1 approach the two female subjects when Man 1 assaults Woman 2 from behind. Man 2 then gets in a physical altercation with Man 1. At some point in the video, Man 2 and Man 1 are separated and Man 2 appears to pull a knife out of his pocket. Man 2 assaults Man 1 from behind with what appeared to be stabbing motions to Man 1’s back. A bystander then takes Man 2 to the ground and holds him down there.
Man 3 appears with his firearm towards Man 2 who had the knife at the time.
While Man 2 was being held down on the ground, Man 1 approaches Man 2 and while Man 2 was lying on the ground, Man 1 shoots Man 2. Man 1 then approaches Man 3 while he was exiting the building. Then Man 3 shoots at Man 1.
Police arrested Man 1 and Man 2 and will book them into King County Jail once they are treated and released from Harborview Medical Center. Man 3 had a valid Concealed Carry Permit and was not arrested but his firearm was taken as evidence while the investigation continues.
Why is this located in CID when 200 S. KING is in the PIONEER SQUARE Historic district?