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September 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Man arrested after firing gunshot in Belltown

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he fired a gunshot into the air in Belltown, according to Seattle police. A witness told police he looked out his window in the 200 block of Bell Street just before 1:30 a.m. and saw a man pull out a gun as he approached another man in an alley and fire one shot…

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September 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Man pistol-whipped during Beacon Hill home invasion

Seattle police say a group of armed, masked men pistol-whipped a man during a Beacon Hill home-invasion robbery early Tuesday morning. The victims told police that around 2:45 a.m. they heard a loud bang at the front door of their home in the 4700 block of 30th Avenue South. When they went to investigate they encountered a…

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September 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Drunken man arrested after breaking into UW frat house

Seattle police arrested a drunken burglar who broke into a fraternity house Monday night and told officers he had “lost all use” of his body. Officers would later learn he hadn’t entirely lost all use of his body. Police were called to the fraternity house in the 4600 block of 21st Avenue Northeast around 11 p.m. after a resident caught the…

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September 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Pregnant woman attacked in Seattle’s Cowen Park

Two young women attacked a pregnant woman while she was walking through Cowen Park about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Seattle police said. The victim, who is eight months pregnant, was heading to a friend’s home when the two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, came up from behind her and began hitting her, according to police. The attackers pulled the victim’s shirt…

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September 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Man pistol-whipped and robbed in Georgetown

A man was pistol-whipped and robbed of his cellphone and backpack in Georgetown Sunday night, police said. The victim, 22, told police he was walking on First Avenue South near South Lucile Street around 11 p.m. when he was approached by two men, who pistol-whipped him in the face and took his belongings. The victim was taken to Harborview…

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September 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

No injuries reported in shooting near Judkins Park

Gang-unit detectives are responding to the intersection at 23rd Avenue South and South Dearborn Street, near Judkins Park, where shots were fired at 2:25 p.m. Monday. Seattle police said one parked car was hit by gunfire, but there were no reports of injuries. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said witnesses told police the shots appeared to have been…

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September 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Teen wounded in crossfire of 30 bullets in Central District

Seattle police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 16-year-old boy Sunday night in the Central District. Police responded to reports of gunshots near 21st Avenue and East Fir Street around 11:15 p.m. Responding officers recovered more than 30 shell casings from different firearms and found that several buildings and cars had been struck by gunfire. Police…

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September 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal deputy-involved shooting at Sodo Station

As is routine in such cases, King County Executive Dow Constantine on Friday ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man by a sheriff’s deputy at Sound Transit’s Link light rail Sodo station in June. Oscar Eduardo Perez-Giron, 23, was fatally shot after he wrestled with deputy Malcolm Elliott and then pulled a…

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September 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Police search for gunman who shot 2 in Rainier Beach

Update at 3:07 p.m.: Stacy Howard, a spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools, said seven schools were ordered to have kids “shelter in place” for about an hour after the shooting at 2:10 p.m. A number of schools were letting out around that time and students were brought back into the buildings, she said. As of 3…

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September 12, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Chief O’Toole to seek dismissal of pot tickets written by single officer

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked city attorneys to seek the dismissal of  all of the citations issued by a bicycle officer who wrote 80 percent of the tickets during the first half of this year for using marijuana in public. The request to the City Attorney’s Office is based on a conclusion the 66 citations…

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