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December 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Man indicted in Alaska slaying of former Washington lawmaker

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A man accused of shooting an Alaska prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman was indicted on murder charges by a grand jury. Ronald Fischer, 47, was charged Thursday with first- and second-degree murder in the Dec. 8 shotgun death of Brian Sullivan, an assistant district attorney in Barrow, the country’s…

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December 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Officials: Kennewick student shot by Minnesota police had knife

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say a Kennewick man who was killed by police on a busy Minnesota freeway was repeatedly stabbing himself in the moments before the shooting, then charged at officers with a knife. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says 18-year-old Johnathon Dean Mar ignored officers’ commands to drop the knife in the…

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December 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Man shot by Pierce deputies killed self

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County medical examiner’s office says a homicide suspect shot by two Pierce County deputies actually died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Although 21-year-old James Wall was struck by at least two bullets fired by the deputies, the office said Thursday the fatal shot to the head came from…

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December 18, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Officials: Kennewick student shot dead by Minnesota authorities

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A man killed by Minnesota police after an apparent homicide and high-speed chase has been identified as a Washington state high school senior, but questions remained Thursday about why he was in Minnesota and what led to his confrontation with officers. Johnathon Dean Mar, 18, of Kennewick, died a day earlier of…

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December 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Gunfire reported near Rainier Beach elementary school

Seattle police say they have increased patrols around Emerson Elementary School, in Rainier Beach, after staff reported hearing gunfire early Wednesday. According to police, staff and students at the school at 9709 60th Ave. S. went into “shelter-in-place” status around 6:30 a.m. after hearing gunfire. Students and staff were there for pre-school programs, according to Seattle Public Schools. “Witnesses reported seeing…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Pierce County deputies kill armed homicide suspect

The Associated Press PARKLAND, Wash. — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives have shot and killed a homicide suspect they say fired at them when they confronted him in the hallway of an apartment building. Spokesman Ed Troyer says it started about 2 a.m. Wednesday when a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at the Woodmark apartments. About an hour later,…

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December 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Suspect in Georgetown homicide facing potential 3rd strike

A SeaTac man who was charged last week with second-degree murder is facing a possible life sentence if convicted of his third-strike offense after a fatal shooting outside a Georgetown motorcycle club. A King County judge ordered Joshua Everybodytalksabout, 37, to be held without bail as a persistent offender as he awaits trial in the Dec….

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December 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at private motorcycle club

Seattle police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting early Sunday at a private motorcycle club in the Georgetown neighborhood. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon and booked into jail on investigation of homicide. Police offered no other details on the arrest. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of South Doris…

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December 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

‘Tuba Man’ killer pleads guilty to Bellevue nightclub slaying

A man who was convicted as a teenager of killing street musician Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to an unrelated fatal shooting in Bellevue on Christmas Eve 2012. Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing DeShawn Milliken in the Mirror Lounge at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar in Bellevue Square. The…

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December 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Police: Felon killed former Tacoma lawmaker in jealous rage

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A convicted Alaska felon with a history of assaulting women was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of an assistant state prosecutor in Barrow. Ronald Fischer, 47, was arraigned in the death of Brian Sullivan, an assistant district attorney in the country’s northernmost community. In a charging document, North Slope…

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