Topic: Fatal shooting
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October 18, 2013 at 7:32 AM
UPDATE: 8:40 p.m. | The shooting victim has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as as 18-year-old Deshawn Boykin. He died from multiple gunshot wounds, and the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death a homicide.
The News Tribune of Tacoma is reporting that three people, two men and a woman, have been arrested in Tacoma in connection with Boykin’s death.
UPDATE: 8:50 a.m. | An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Federal Way Thursday night and police are searching for suspects.
Federal Way Police Cmdr. Stan McCall said about 8:45 a.m. that investigators are at several houses in Tacoma this morning and hope to have someone in custody within the hour.
Officers were called to the 31500 block of 1st Avenue South at 8:43 p.m. for a report of gunfire. Officers were unable to find anything, but about 10 minutes later they received a report of a man who had been shot being dropped off at St. Francis Hospital, according to Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock in a statement .
The man died at the hospital. The man’s brother, who took him to the hospital, was being interviewed by police, Schrock said.
Police have not identified the man slain.
October 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is still working to identify a man who was fatally shot by the owner of a Kent tree nursery during an apparent burglary early Wednesday.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the owner shot and killed the alleged intruder and held a second man at gunpoint until deputies arrived at his nearly 20-acre property. Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said the owner of Frager Farm Stand, in the 25100 block of Frager Road South, was getting ready for bed around 1:30 a.m. when he went to investigate a noise in his business, which is adjacent to his house.
He grabbed his shotgun and discovered two young men rifling through his office, she said.
According to court documents, the man who was killed and a 21-year-old who survived went to Frager Farm around 10:30 p.m. and kicked open the front door. They became “spooked” and ran away, but returned later that night.
Deputies said the two had been smoking meth earlier that night.
The 21-year-old suspect was booked into the King County Jail just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on investigation of burglary. He is also being held on a bench warrant that was issued Sept. 17 after he failed to show up in court to resolve a November 2012 violation for driving without a license, jail and court records show. The man is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
October 2, 2013 at 6:01 AM
KENT — The owner of a produce business near Kent shot and killed one of two intruders he found early Wednesday in the office, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The owner of Frager Farms, who lives on the property, armed himself with a shotgun when he discovered the break-in that appeared to be a burglary, according to Sgt. Cindi West, sheriff’s office spokeswoman.
One intruder, believed to be around 19 to 21 years old, was killed in the office. The second intruder, 21, has been booked on warrants, said West.
The business owner held the second intruder at gunpoint until deputies arrived.
West said it doesn’t appear either intruder was armed.
The shooting happened around 2 a.m.in the 25100 block of Frager Road South. The business houses a produce stand and fruit-tree farm.
She said the owner of the business said there was an earlier break-in around 10 p.m. Tuesday. However, he didn’t report it at the time, West said. It wasn’t immediately known if the two break-ins are linked.
West says detectives will investigate the circumstances of the shooting, and prosecutors will decide whether the shooting was justified.
Under state law, a person can use reasonable force to prevent or attempt to prevent injury or “malicious interference” with property in the person’s possession. Force can be used to detain someone who unlawfully enters a building.
Homicide is considered justifiable if the person using deadly force is lawfully defending himself or another person from someone who is committing a felony, or someone who presents an imminent danger, according to state law.
May 30, 2013 at 6:59 AM
UPDATE 1 p.m. | Kent police are asking the public’s assistance in the investigation of the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old Kent man shortly before 5 a.m. today.
Kent Police spokeswoman Det. Melanie Frazier said officers went to the man’s home after reports of a man being shot in the 21000 block of 131st Avenue Southeast.
When officers arrived, the victim was on the ground outside the home, shot in the torso but still conscious and breathing. Efforts by medics to stabilize him, however, were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene
No one else was injured.
Kent police do not have enough information about a possible suspect to release at this point, Frazier said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Kent Police Department tip line at 253-856-5808.
The Associated Press
A man was shot to death early Thursday on the street in a housing development in Kent.
Police say dispatchers received calls about 5 a.m. from neighbors reporting a fight and then the sound of gunshots.
KIRO reports arriving officers found the man in his 30s shot to death.
Police are looking for the shooter and trying to develop information about a suspect.
May 16, 2013 at 9:07 AM
NINE MILES FALLS (AP) — Spokane police shot and killed a man in Nine Mile Falls early Thursday when they confronted him following a fatal shooting in Spokane.
The men involved in the fatal shooting knew each other and were known to police, said Police Chief Frank Straub.
Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton says investigators aren’t saying how they knew each other, but the shooting is not gang-related.
The victim was found about 1 a.m. in a street.
Witnesses gave police suspect and car information that led them to a house in Nine Mile Falls, just northwest of the city.
When officers attempted to contact the suspect about 1:30 a.m., shots were fired and the man was killed.
The Spokesman-Review reports Straub praised officers for their quick response in seeking the man shot by police.
No officers were hurt.
April 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM
A 36-year-old Puyallup man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on gun and marijuana charges after he killed two people last December while protecting his marijuana grow operation.
If convicted, Jeremy Peter Capodanno could face a 15-year mandatory-minimum sentence — and possibly up to 40 years – for drug trafficking and for using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Capodanno was indicted by a federal grand jury after the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Capodanno acted in self-defense when he shot two armed, masked men who tried to force their way into the three-car garage of his secluded, luxury home. Federal prosecutors say he had 200 marijuana plants growing in a loft in the garage.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said that his office formalized its decision not to charge Capodanno for the shootings earlier Wednesday.
“Regardless of whether you are operating an illegal enterprise, you still have the right to to use deadly force in defense of yourself or others or your property,” Lindquist said. ”It is undisputed that these men were armed intruders.”
News accounts at the time said Capodanno’s 7-year-old son was standing beside his father when a gunfight broke out with the intruders. Multiple rounds were fired before Capodanno killed the two men, police said. Capodanno called police to his home, which is located down a gated driveway, to report the shootings about 8 a.m. that morning, according to news stories.
The federal indictment said Capodanno was armed with a 9-mm Glock handgun. Police also found two assault-style rifles, a Tec-9 semiautomatic handgun and a shotgun.
“This defendant chose to enter the illegal drug busienss, and armed himself to protect his trade, not his home,” U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said in a news release. “This conduct brought thieves to his door, put his seven-year-old son at risk, and ended with him taking two lives.”
The government is also seeking to forfeit Capodanno’s home in Puyallup, a second home in Kent, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz and a 2008 Toyota truck.
April 5, 2013 at 5:50 AM
A homeowner in Maple Valley fatally shot a man and wounded a woman he said were breaking into a shipping container on his property about 4 a.m. today.
King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said the man made two calls to 911: the first at 3:49 a.m. to say he had intruders on his property, and a second call a few minutes later to say he had shot them.
West said the man was dead when deputies arrived. The woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, where she was reported in critical condition.
West said detectives are interviewing the homeowner to learn more about what took place, to help determine if he acted properly under the circumstances.
Sheriff’s Detective Jason Stanley said under Washington law, use of deadly force by a homeowner is typically justifiable only if the resident believes that they or others around them are in imminent physical danger, and typically does not include someone who is simply protecting property. He said any decision about charging the resident would come from the King County prosecutor’s office.
KING-TV said the 66-year-old homeowner had previously reported that people were trying to break into a container on his property in a rural residential area the 23200 block of 212th Avenue Southeast.
April 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM
EVERETT (AP) — A 32-year-old woman was arrested for investigation of murder in the shooting death of a man early Sunday in Lynnwood.
The Daily Herald reports the 52-year-old man went to the home and argued with the woman.
Two men also were arrested, one for investigation of assault and one on outstanding arrest warrants.
March 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM
A man suspected of fatally shooting a teenage boy during a Federal Way house party in January 2010 has been arrested at the border between Mexico and San Diego.
Edgar Daniel Sanchez, 24, entered the San Ysidro Port of Entry from Mexico at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to officials with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Sanchez told officers that he wanted to turn himself in and officers were able to check law enforcement databases to discover that Sanchez, a U.S. ctizen, was wanted in connection with the Federal Way slaying, federal officials said.
A fugitive warrant was active for Sanchez, listing his bail at $1 million. Sanchez was booked into the San Diego County Jail and is awaiting extradition, customs officials said.
Sanchez, who goes by the street name “Sharky,” is accused of shooting Irving Plascencia on Jan. 17, 2010, during a fight over a woman, authorities said. A second person was shot during the melee and survived.
Police were called to a house in the 30800 block of 20th Avenue South just before 4:30 a.m. that day. Witnesses told police that a party at the house went late into the night and at some point, an fight erupted in the front yard and shots were fired, according to police. The shooting victims ran into the house and the gunman fled in a car.
Prosecutors say the 19-year-old woman at the center of the fight told people at the party she was having problems with Plascencia and another man. She complained to her boyfriend, Christian Cervantes, and a fight broke out. Cervantes and Chavez left and returned later with several other people, including Sanchez, prosecutors said. The shooting happened a short time later.
Plascencia died at the scene.
Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said two detectives were sent to San Diego on Friday to interview Sanchez.
March 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Seattle police say they are hoping for witness tips to help lead them to the arrest of whoever killed two men inside a car last week.
Edward James Westmoreland II, 34, and Elijah Roosevelt Paul III, 42, died on March 4 after being shot in the head, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office. Their deaths have been ruled homicides.
Police came upon the shooting scene around 6 that morning when a patrol officer stopped to investigate a maroon Jaguar, at the corner of 39th Avenue South and South Kenyon Street near Beacon Hill, with broken glass on the ground nearby. The officer initially thought the car had been prowled, but when he looked inside he saw the two bodies, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
Edward Westmoreland Sr. told KING-TV that he doesn’t know who would want his son dead.
Paul’s family could not be reached for comment.
Jamieson said today that the case remains “active and ongoing.” He said that anyone with information should call the homicide tip line at 206- 233-5000.
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