Police Blotter week of 5-29-17

Ongoing investigation of homicide on Alki

Detectives are still investigating a shooting, which occurred near the intersection of 62nd Avenue S.W. and Alki Avenue S.W. around 9 p.m. on Tues., May 23. The victim, a 23-year-old man, died from injuries related to the incident, while he was at Harborview Medical Center. Witnesses told police that a large crowd gathered on the beach, and a disturbance occurred. Shots were fired, hitting the victim several times. The Seattle Fire Department rushed the victim to the hospital. Officers believe the suspect or suspects fled in a vehicle, but they have not verified the suspects’ physical description or make/model of vehicle. Detectives believe the victim was targeted and that the crime was not random. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department.

Investigation of shooting at gas station

Officers are investigating a shooting at a gas station located near the intersection of 35th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Morgan Street around 12:30 p.m. on Sun., May 21. Witnesses called 911, reporting that shots were fired. They described two possible suspects— a woman in her 20s with blonde hair and a man in his late 20s with dreadlocks. Witnesses said that the shots were possibly fired from a silver sedan last seen speeding away from the scene of the crime. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate any victims. Then, about 30 minutes later, dispatch notified officers a 20-year-old man was dropped off at Harborview Medical center with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was putting gas in his car in West Seattle, when he heard multiple gunshots and was struck. Officers searched the area where the victim said the shooting occurred and collected multiple shell casings and other evidence.

Assault on Delridge Way S.W.

Police were dispatched to a housing complex located on the 5400 block of Delridge Way S.W. around 10:30 a.m. on Mon., May 15. A staff person called 911 to report that two residents were in a fight and one had been assaulted. The victim said another resident from the complex confronted him verbally at a bus stop. Then the suspect attacked him with a walking stick, hitting him on his left forearm, which caused swelling. The victim tried to walk away, but the suspect pulled out a slingshot and fired a metal projectile at the victim striking him above his left eyebrow. There was significant separation of skin and swelling of tissue where the victim had been hit. Both men walked back to the housing complex separately, and the victim reported the incident to a staff person. Officers arrested the suspect and transported him to the Southwest Precinct. He was later booked at the King County Jail for “investigation of assault.”

Burglary on 45th Avenue S.W.

A man reported the burglary of his home, located on 2700 block of 45th Avenue S.W., around 7:50 a.m. on Mon., May 15. The house is under construction and had been locked tor the weekend. When the site superintendent arrived in the morning for work, he discovered that a door to the garage had been pried open and its hinges pulled out of the fall. A number of tools were stolen. Officers were unable to find fingerprints.

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