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November 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Suspect arrested in last week’s Rainier Beach shooting

Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in the knee last week during an attempted robbery. The shooting occurred just after noon on Nov. 12 near the intersection of Renton Avenue South and South Ryan Street when the gunman attempted to rob the victim of his iPhone. The victim resisted and…

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November 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Man shot in knee during attempted robbery in Rainier Beach

A man was shot in the knee this afternoon during an attempted robbery in Rainier Beach. Police said the incident occurred at 12:15 p.m. near the intersection of Renton Avenue South and South Ryan Street when the gunman attempted to rob the victim of his iPhone. The victim resisted and was shot during a struggle, police said. Officers immediately searched the…

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October 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Man, 44, arrested after attempted gas-station robbery in South Seattle

A 44-year-old man was arrested in South Seattle after an attempted robbery at a gas station, according to Seattle police. The man walked into the gas station in the 2400 block of Beacon Avenue South and demanded money from an employee while pretending to hold a concealed weapon behind his back, according to a police report. The…

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May 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

6 1/2-year sentence for shooting at North Seattle Kmart

A man who shot a North Seattle Kmart store manager during a botched robbery in February was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. Matthew Bateman, 21, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree attempted robbery with a firearm enhancement and second-degree assault. Bateman faced a sentencing range of 6 ½ years to just over 7 years in prison when he was…

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April 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Man who shot Seattle Kmart manager pleads guilty

A man who shot a North Seattle Kmart store manager during a botched robbery in February pleaded guilty today to first-degree attempted robbery with a firearm enhancement and second-degree assault. Matthew Bateman, 21, is scheduled to be sentenced on May 11. The sentence range is 6 ½ to just over 7 years in prison. Prosecutors say they will recommend…

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February 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Wounded Kmart manager held suspect until police arrived

The manager of a North Seattle Kmart store held a 21-year-old would-be robber on the floor until police arrived Saturday night, even after being shot in the chest with a 9-mm handgun, according to the probable-cause statement outlining the police case against the suspect. A King County District Court judge found probable cause Monday to hold…

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February 24, 2012 at 3:07 PM

33-year sentence for brutal Shoreline assault

A 22-year-old Kent transient was sentenced today to 33 years in prison for the December 2010 beating of a Shoreline man who will never fully recover from his injuries. A King County jury had found Harold C. Donald Jr. guilty of first-degree assault and first-degree attempted robbery on Feb. 9. Jurors also found evidence of…

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December 4, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Capitol Hill robbery suspect apprehended

A man armed with a handgun demanded money from a man and a woman walking together in the 400 block of 11th Avenue on Capitol Hill at about 1 a.m. Sunday, Seattle police said.  The intended male victim refused and pulled out a pocket knife, and the suspect fled, according to police. Officers said they apprehended a 23-year-old…

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