Bellevue officers confronted two car prowl suspects in the past week; both had guns, and one fired his weapon. On August 29th, an officer was responding to a car prowl in progress in the area of 1600 184th Ave NE. As the officer approached the suspect, he ran away and fired a shot back at the officer. No one was injured, and investigators did find a spent bullet casing, although they did not recover the gun. K9 search teams, King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One, Kirkland PD, Clyde Hill PD, and Redmond PD all assisted in the search but were unable to locate the suspect.
Detectives have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Adam Anthony Gua. Gua has numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. Gua is 5’10”, weighs 150 pounds, has reddish-brown hair and sometimes wears glasses. If you see him or know where he is, please call 911.
Bellevue bike officers responded to another car prowl call the day before near 500 Bellevue Way NE. The officers asked the first suspect to step out of the car, but he took off on foot. The suspected pulled a handgun out of his waistband and threw it as he continued to flee. He was eventually pepper-sprayed and apprehended, and investigators recovered the stolen gun. Officers arrested the second suspect as well.
These two instances show how dangerous these criminals can be and how important it is not to approach them. Please call 911 and don’t confront these suspects yourself. As a reminder, don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle, especially in plain sight, and be sure to lock your doors. Home surveillance video has also proven to be a big help in identifying suspects.