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October 29, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Source: Man killed daughter, granddaughter when accused of abuse

A South Seattle grandfather is believed to have killed his daughter and granddaughter on Monday night after being confronted about allegedly sexually abusing the 11-year-old girl, according to Seattle police. The grandfather, identified by sources as Honorario Yango, 78, then killed himself. A source close to the investigation said Wednesday that the girl, Anahlia Cowherd, 11, had blogged…

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September 11, 2014 at 5:35 PM

2 of 3 teens arrested in attack on ex-classmate in Rainier Beach

Officers arrested two teen boys in South Seattle and are looking for a third after they allegedly attacked a former classmate who had transferred schools to get away from them, police said. The victim, a 13-year-old boy, stepped off a Metro bus in Rainier Beach just before 5 p.m. Wednesday and saw the three suspects across…

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July 16, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Sleeping woman stabbed by stranger inside Rainier Beach apartment

Seattle police are investigating a stabbing in the 4500 block of South Henderson Street in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said officers were dispatched around 6:30 a.m. for a report of a man who broke into an apartment and stabbed a woman while she was sleeping. The woman managed to get the man off…

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December 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Glasses deflect bullet in Rainier Beach drive-by shooting

Police say the bridge of a 16-year-old girl’s glasses deflected a drive-by shooting bullet in Rainier Beach Saturday night, saving her from possibly fatal injuries. Witnesses say suspects shot from a dark sedan at about 9:40 p.m. into a home  in the 5400 block of South Roxbury Street. Several people, including children, were in the home …

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October 14, 2013 at 8:06 PM

UPDATE: No suspects, victims in reported shooting in Rainier Beach

UPDATE: 9 p.m. | Police investigators have found no suspect or victims at the scene of shots fired in Rainier Beach, Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said. ORIGINAL POST | Seattle police are investigating reports of a man firing shots near 54th Avenue South and South Fletcher Street, per a tweet from the department. A K-9 team is…

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May 17, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Wiring sparks 2nd marijuana-grow fire in Seattle in a week

For the second time this week, firefighters found a marijauna-grow operation after responding to a fire sparked by an illegal power diversion. Two firefighters were hurt while dousing a house fire in the Skyway neighborhood. In the basement, firefighters were “shocked” by an “unsophisticated” wiring system which fed a marijuana crop of between 100 to 200 plants. The wiring was…

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May 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Victim ID’d in fatal shooting at Seattle fast-food restaurant

The Associated Press A shooting victim who lay dying in the parking lot of a south Seattle fast food restaurant as a hostile crowd challenged police officers has been identified. The King County medical examiner’s office says 31-year-old Courtney Taylor died late Wednesday of multiple gunshot wounds. Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson says medics couldn’t reach the wounded…

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May 16, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Hostile crowd delays treatment for man fatally shot in Rainier Beach

UPDATE AT 10:25 A.M THURSDAY: Police now say the victim was 31 years old, not 20. Seattle Times staff and Associated Press Police say a hostile crowd delayed emergency responders from helping a man as he lay dying from multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday night in the parking lot of a South Seattle fast food restaurant. The 20 31-year-old…

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February 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Two shot in Rainier Beach; deputy chief says shootings have become 'emergency'

Officers gather and talk at the site of a shooting where two people were injured near the 9400 block of Rainier Ave. S. Tuesday night. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times) SPD Deputy Chief Nick Metz addressing reporters at the scene, asks for help spreading word of a "huge increase" in shootings in Seattle….

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