Couple arrested for reportedly assaulting woman outside of Belltown club; gun recovered

A physical assault outside a Belltown club just before 2:30 a.m. led to the arrest of a man and woman -- police also recovered the man's gun.

Police were flagged down after a fight had broken out outside a club in the 100 block of Bell Street between the man, another woman, and his girlfriend.

According to police, the 21-year-old man was making unwanted advances toward a woman outside the club. The woman was not interested in the man, but he would not leave her alone, police said.

Meanwhile, the suspect's 21-year-old girlfriend did not like the fact he was speaking to another woman and she approached the woman and puncher her. The victim attempted to defend herself and a fight broke out.

During the fight, the man also punched the victim in the face. At some point, a gun fell from his waistband and his girlfriend allegedly picked it up and pointed it at the victim.

When officers arrived, the girlfriend allegedly dropped the gun and covered it with leaves. It was retrieved by the club's security and turned over to police.

The male and female suspects are convicted felons, which prohibits them from possessing a firearm. They also have a child together.

The female suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault and investigation of Violation of Uniform Firearm Act (VUFA). The male suspect was booked for investigaion of VUFA with a request for charges of misdemeanor assault.