Des Moines

Police: Man shoots friend for not loaning him money

DES MOINES, Wash. -- A man opened fire on his acquaintance on a Des Moines street Tuesday morning after the acquaintance refused to loan him money, according to the Des Moines Police Department.

The two men were walking in the 21900 block of 29th Avenue South shortly before 11 a.m. when the suspect asked the victim for money. When the victim replied he didn't have any money, the suspect pulled out a gun, shooting the victim multiple times in the leg and hitting a car parked nearby, according to police.

The victim went to a nearby house for help while the suspect reportedly ran off.

Detectives from the King County Sheriff's Department were in the area and saw the suspect run into a drug store with his hands over his head. Finding this suspicious, they alerted a Des Moines Police Department officer.

Officers eventually apprehended the 25-year-old suspect on a bus in the 22400 block of Pacific Highway South, and he was positively identified as the shooter by a witness, according to police.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.

The 22-year-old victim was taken to Valley Medical Center with serious injuries to his leg.