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August 31, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Neighbors knew little about the man shot dead by police on Queen Anne

Corrected version Neighbors of the man shot dead by Seattle police Saturday night on Queen Anne say they knew little about him because he had just moved in a few months ago. But one neighbor said he walked his dog regularly and another said he gave money to a neighbor child’s fundraising efforts for animal welfare. A third…


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August 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Wednesday Memo: Yay, 99 to close, again … Woman trapped under car … Tree sitter down

Uh, oh … Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99′s four-day closure When is that tunnel thingy supposed to be finished? Speaking of things going along smoothly … Well, not so much for the Seattle Police Department. A judge says the department isn’t moving quickly enough to create a system to better track…


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August 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Man fires shotgun during fight in Sodo

Police arrested a 39-year-old Seattle man in the Sodo neighborhood Saturday after he fired a shotgun during a fight with several other men, a spokesman for the department said. The incident happened around Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, close to a Shell gas station. Witnesses who called 911 to report the incident told police…


Comments | Topics: Seattle Police, shotgun, Sodo

August 13, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Seattle police investigating a stabbing Wednesday morning

UPDATE, 5 p.m. | Witnesses told police that the man who was stabbed in the chest at a homeless encampment had argued with another man around 4:30 a.m., the Seattle Police Department said Wednesday afternoon. Both men then left the area in the Chinatown International District neighborhood, but one man returned a few minutes later covered in blood….


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July 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Man fatally shot by Seattle police in Gas Works Park this morning

Update at 12:04 p.m.: Seattle police say that at least one officer trained in crisis intervention tried to negotiate with a man who was later fatally shot by two patrol officers at Gas Works Park early this morning. Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said that a crisis intervention team member – someone trained to deal with people in the…


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July 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Officer shoots man at scene of suspected Mount Baker burglary

A Seattle police officer shot a 20-year-old man at the scene of a reported burglary early today after police say the man jumped from the roof and began fighting with the officer. The police responded to a burglary call in the 4000 block of 39th Avenue South, in the Mount Baker neighborhood, about 1:30 a.m. Neighbors…


Comments | Topics: Officer-involved shooting, Seattle Police, shooting

July 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

SPD officer charged with molestation, suspended without pay

 Update 11:48 a.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole released this statement about Officer Eric A. Smith, who was charged today with five criminal counts stemming from child abuse allegations. “I have just been informed that the Snohomish County Prosecutor has filed charges against a Seattle police officer for multiple counts of Child Molestation and Communicating with…


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July 2, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Seattle police officer shoots, kills armed man

Update at 5:35 p.m.: Seattle police said this afternoon that Austin J. Derby, 36, the man fatally shot by an officer last night, carried a realistic-looking pellet gun. While hiding in a shed following the chase from Federal Way, Derby warned approaching officers, “I’ve got a pistol, too,” police said. An officer fired when Derby pointed…


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June 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Man shot on Ship Canal Bridge identified

A man who authorities say was fatally shot by two Washington State Patrol troopers after stopping his pickup in the middle of the Ship Canal Bridge on Monday has been identified as Jonathan K. Whitehead. Whitehead, 33, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Little is known about Whitehead. His last address was in Marysville and…


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