Police: Drive-by shooting suspect arrested after he was spotted stuck in traffic

Police lights

SEATTLE — A 20-year-old man is in jail after an ill-timed traffic back-up allegedly prevented him from leaving the scene of a drive-by shooting.

Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, police were called to the scene of a drive-by shooting near the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and South Kenyon Street, Seattle police said.

A suspect had reportedly fired several shots out of the window of his green Pontiac Firebird, police said, and fled the area. No one was injured in the shooting.

While investigating, police allegedly spotted the Firebird stuck in traffic at a stoplight at the intersection of Rainier Ave. and Seward Park Avenue South.

The suspect was caught by police and arrested for felony eluding. His vehicle was impounded.

Seattle Police Gang Unit detectives are investigating.