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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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September 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Vandals smash windows on dozens of cars on Westlake Avenue North

Seattle police say the windows on dozens of cars were smashed overnight on Westlake Avenue North. The cars were parked in the 2000 block of Westlake Avenue North when they were vandalized by two men, police said. Police were first alerted to the vandalism spree when a resident dialed 911 around 3 a.m. to report seeing two men armed…

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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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September 11, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Dogs in Beacon Hill attack will likely be euthanized

Two “pit bull-type” dogs that attacked a woman on Beacon Hill last week will likely be euthanized this weekend, according to the director of the Seattle Animal Shelter. The dogs have been under quarantine since biting a woman at Beacon Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street on Sept. 3.  The dogs also bit a man…

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September 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Suspect arrested in double stabbing near South Lake Union

Update 2:38 p.m. A man wanted for allegedly stabbing two people near South Lake Union was arrested in Belltown after allegedly mugging someone on the street. “Officers were out looking for him,” said Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler. Details of  the robbery weren’t released. The man was arrested at Third Avenue and Bell Street around 2:30 p.m. Fowler said the man…

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