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November 29, 2013 at 6:04 AM
Seattle police shot and killed a man who fired a rifle from an apartment building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area early this morning.
Police were called to the apartment building at 23rd Avenue East and East John Street about 4 a.m. on a report that there was a gunshot in the area, according to police. A woman had come out of the apartment building screaming and yelling, “He’s got a gun and he’s threatening to kill me,” said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt
Officers looked up at the second floor of the building and could see a man with a rifle in an open hallway. The man yelled at officers, “I’m going to kill you,” and fired one shot at officers, Witt said. An officer fired back twice, hitting the man, who fell to the ground, police said. The officer has not been identified.
SWAT team officers went into the apartment building, found the man in the hallway and performed CPR, Witt said. Medics arrived and took over, but the man died at the scene.
No one else was injured in the incident.
Witt said police don’t know the relationship between the man and the woman.
June 1, 2012 at 6:08 PM
A South Seattle gang member believed to be responsible for a nightclub shooting that seriously wounded three men was arrested Thursday night, and booked into King County jail for investigation of attempted murder, assault and drive-by shooting, according to the Seattle police.
The 23-year-old man allegedly fired more than two dozen bullets from a rifle following a brawl at the Citrus nightclub in South Lake Union in January, police said.
The brawl reportedly began when two groups flashed money and gold chains at each other inside the club. When three men from one group exited the club after the fight, the suspect was waiting in the parking lot and allegedly shot them with a rifle, police said.
The victims survived, but one had his right leg amputated after it was shattered by gunfire, police said.
Video footage from a nearby business showed the suspect and another man hiding in the bushes near the victims’ car, and cellphone records placed them at the scene, police said. Police sources also implicated them in the shooting, according to police
Police said the other suspect is in custody on an unrelated case.
October 18, 2011 at 11:02 AM
Seattle police arrested a convicted felon at the Occupy Seattle protest in Westlake Park on Monday night after he was spotted carrying a rifle case over his shoulder.
The 40-year-old man, who has not been identified by police, was overheard saying that he was carrying a rifle, said police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. Officers searched the rifle case and found an unloaded rifle with a pistol grip, Whitcomb said. The man also had 16 rounds of ammunition with him.
The man, who has a prior felony conviction, was arrested for violation of the Uniform Firearms Act. The man has a conviction for vehicle theft, according to police.
Police have also arrested two other people at the protest since Monday night, both for violating the city’s ordinance forbidding camping in Seattle parks.
At around 11:10 p.m., bicycle officers saw four people putting up a tent while about 80 others watched and cheered them on, police said. Police told the four that camping is not permitted in the park and they should stop, but they didn’t.
After the tent was erected, a 20-year-old man was arrested after entering it, police said. The man was released, and a police report will be forwarded to the City Attorney’s Office.
At around 2:30 a.m., a woman, who was only identified as being ”elderly,” was arrested after building a structure out of signs. Police said she repeatedly told them that she wanted to be arrested. She was taken to the West Precinct and later released, and a report on that arrest will also be forwarded to the City Attorney’s Office, police said.
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