A Kirkland police vehicle. Courtesy photo

A Kirkland police vehicle. Courtesy photo

Kirkland police arrest suspect in shooting from January

The suspect was stalking both the victim and his girlfriend.

The Kirkland police have arrested a suspect for a shooting that took place on Jan. 23 in the 10700 block of Northeast 143rd Place.

The shooting sent a male victim to Harborview Medical Center for medical treatment after being shot. The Kirkland Police Department (KPD) was unable to locate the suspect at the time.

According to a KPD press release, the victim’s girlfriend contacted detectives in late February and reported that her ex-boyfriend was stalking her. Detectives found and removed a tracking device from her vehicle and placed it onto a police bait vehicle. The bait vehicle parked at a motel and the suspect was arrested upon his arrival.

Further investigation by police uncovered that the victim and his girlfriend were both being stalked by the suspect, the release states. The suspect installed tracking devices on both of their vehicles and arrived at the shooting victim’s home on Jan. 23.

The suspect has been charged with first degree assault, felony stalking and domestic violence stalking. The suspect is being held on $500,000 bail.

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