Woman accidentally shot by cop jailed on outstanding warrant
An Everett woman who was shot in the leg by a Seattle police officer Wednesday night was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Friday in connection with an outstanding arrest warrant.
Seattle Times staff reporter
A 19-year-old woman, accidentally shot in the leg by a Seattle police officer Wednesday night, was released from the hospital and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Friday on an outstanding arrest warrant.
Dominique E. Coleman, of Everett, was wanted on a burglary charge in connection with a break-in in Edmonds on Sept. 13, according to Snohomish County court records.
According to charges, Coleman walked into an apartment where a couple were in bed and asked for the telephone number of a mutual friend. When she refused to leave, Coleman and the female resident started to argue.
When Coleman was forced out she kicked the door open and threatened the residents.
In July, an arrest warrant was issued for Coleman for failing to appear in court in connection with the burglary.
She is also facing unrelated misdemeanor charges of prostitution and a dangerous-weapons violation (brass knuckles) stemming from an incident in January.
On Wednesday, Coleman was accidentally shot in the leg by a Seattle police officer who responded to a false report of an exploding incendiary device at a hotel on Aurora Avenue North and North 120th Street. When the officer arrived around 11 p.m., he saw one woman punching another on a sidewalk near the hotel, Seattle police said.
One woman saw the officer and took off running, police said.
The officer got out of his car and chased the woman behind a building and into a dark corner. The woman refused the officer’s commands to stop and show her hands, police said.
The officer could not see the woman’s hands and drew his gun, according to police. The weapon discharged unintentionally, police said.
The officer immediately realized he’d made a mistake, called for help and apologized to the woman. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
The 29-year-old officer, who is on administrative leave, has not been identified by the department.
The shooting is being investigated by the department’s homicide and assault detectives and will be reviewed by the Firearms Review Board as well as the Use of Force Review Board.
Jennifer Sullivan: 206-464-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @SeattleSullivan.
Seattle Times news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report, which includes information from Seattle Times archives.