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October 18, 2013 at 10:34 PM
A 35-year-old Renton man suspected in a homicide investigation was shot by police in Federal Way around 6:15 p.m. Friday when he tried to run from officers questioning him, a police news release said.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and is stable, the release said.
The officers had confronted the man in a parking lot near the 1400 block of South 320th Street, when the man, who police say has a revoked driving privilege, tried to flee. The two SWAT officers who shot him, one from the Federal Way Police Department and one from the Renton Police Department, have been placed on paid administrative leave, as is usual in these types of situations, the release said.
No officers or others were injured. The Valley Investigative Team is looking into the officer-involved shooting while the homicide investigation is being handled by Federal Way police, the release said. Both investigations are ongoing.
The man is suspected of shooting to death an 18-year-old man, identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s office as Deshawn Boykin, in Federal Way Thursday night.
Officers were called to the 31500 block of 1st Avenue South at 8:43 p.m. for a report of gunfire. Officers were unable to find anything, but about 10 minutes later they received a report of a man who had been shot being dropped off at St. Francis Hospital, according to Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock in a statement .
The man died at the hospital. The man’s brother, who took him to the hospital, was being interviewed by police, Schrock said.
Earlier today, officers apprehended three suspects, two men and a woman, in Tacoma in connection with the case. Federal Way police said two of the suspects were cooperating with police.
September 21, 2013 at 10:58 AM
A standoff with a man who hid under a parked car after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend ended peacefully this morning when the man was coaxed from his hiding place and arrested, police said.
Seattle police said they got a call around 8 a.m. Saturday reporting that a man had stabbed his girlfriend in the hand during a fight at an apartment in the 12700 block of Lake City Way Northeast. The man fled, and police say they found him hiding under a parked car in the complex’s garage. He refused to come out, according to police.
Police said the man was believed to be armed with a knife and possibly a gun.
The suspect surrendered after SWAT team officers arrived and he was taken into custody without further incident, according to police. He will be booked into King County Jail for investigation of felony domestic-violence assault, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where she was being treated for a wound that is not life-threatening, police said.
March 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Bellevue police have identified the three officers who discharged weapons in the fatal shooting Friday of an alleged robbery suspect in south Seattle.
According to police, Bellevue SWAT team officers were serving warrants on several suspects when they saw one of them in a car. They fired their weapons after the suspect started the car, police said. The officers told Seattle police, who are investigating the shooting, that they were concerned the suspect would try to run them over.
The three are Officers Casey Hiam, Jacob Bement and Jacob Childers, Bellevue police said.
All three are on paid administrative leave, which is mandatory after an incident of this nature.
Hiam was involved in a shooting in 2009, when a person charged him with a knife, according to the Bellevue Police Department. An inquest ruled the use of force was justifiable and no civil liability was associated with the incident, police said. He has been with the Bellevue Police Department for eight years and is is a field training officer who joined the SWAT team in 2007. He is currently assigned to patrol.
Childers is also a field training officer assigned to patrol, has been with the department for eight years and joined the SWAT team in 2007, police said.
Bement has been with the department for four years, is currently assigned to patrol and joined the SWAT team in 2011, according to BPD.
Bellevue police said the SWAT team had tried to serve a warrant around 5 a.m. Friday on several suspects in a series of robberies in Bellevue and Seattle. They were at the home of a brother of one of the suspects, near South Hudson Street and 42nd Avenue South, when they saw one of the suspects sitting in his car in front of the house, police said.
The suspect saw them at the same time, police said.
“He put the car in reverse and backed up with such velocity and disregard that he struck a parked Ford F-250 pickup truck and pushed it several yards into the street,” Seattle police said in a news release on Friday afternoon.
Bellevue officers gave numerous commands for the suspect to stop, but the man shifted gears and stepped on the gas, according to Seattle police.
Concern that the suspect would “drive them over rather than surrender” prompted the three officers to fire their weapons, Seattle police said.
The victim, who has not yet been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, died at Harborview Medical Center.
January 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Detectives broke up a murder-for-hire plot organized by a King County Jail inmate Tuesday, according to the Seattle Police Department.
The inmate tried to have a man he believed was a police informant killed, according to Seattle police. The felon was jailed earlier this month because police said they discovered body armor, guns, cash and a fake police badge in his car.
Detectives said they received word on Sunday that the 48-year-old inmate was enlisting a soon-to-be-released inmate and a 33-year-old man outside of jail to carry out the killing.
Police said detectives kept tabs on the felon for the next nine days as he allegedly arranged for financing of the crime and drew maps of the targeted victim’s house. According to police, he wanted the hit men to “wet him with gasoline, dry him with a match.”
But the released inmate ended up providing all information about the plot to detectives, according to police. While under police surveillance, that man met with the 33-year-old suspect who was going to help with the killing, according to police. During the alleged meeting, the 33-year-old man gave the other man a gun, and they discussed the plot in detail.
Before their meeting was over, SWAT officers moved in and arrested the 33-year-old man, according to police. After searching his home with a warrant, more evidence linking him to the murder plan was found, according to police. Police said he was booked into King County Jail on investigation for solicitation and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. The 48-year-old inmate who allegedly organized the plot is also being investigated in the crime.
July 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM
UPDATE AT 12:15 P.M.: Seattle police say the man is in custody and the child is safe.
ORIGINAL POST: A SWAT team and hostage negotiators are trying to talk to a man who allegedly knocked down a woman and snatched her infant just after 11 a.m. in Seattle’s University District.
Around 11:15 a.m., police received a 911 call about a man who is “very agitated” and has refused to return the child, who is a few days to a month old, said Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson. He said officers don’t yet know the relationship between the man and the child’s mother, but said it is possibly a domestic-violence incident.
“He knocked down a woman, grabbed the child and is refusing to hand over the child,” Jamieson said.
The suspect is outside a church in the 4700 block of 15th Avenue Northeast, he said. Jamieson couldn’t say whether the man is armed.
Police have notified Metro, which is rerouting buses around the scene. Officers have closed off 15th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 47th and 50th Streets, Jamieson said.
July 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM
A woman and her four children escaped from a Federal Way house during a standoff early Sunday morning between police and the woman’s husband.
Responding to a 911 hang-up call at 2 a.m., police arrived at 3900 block of S.W. 328th Place and heard a woman screaming inside a residence. A woman then ran out of the house and told officers she had been assaulted and raped by her husband, who was inside with their four children. She said her husband had a knife and threatened to kill himself unless she made police go away.
While police tried to contact the 40-year-old man, all four children were able to flee the house. The children were not injured, according to police.
Just after sunrise, a SWAT team entered the house and found the suspect with two self-inflicted knife wounds to his torso. He did not resist and was taken to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries. Police are investigating.
January 31, 2012 at 9:28 AM
Seattle police did not find a suspected armed robber in a North Seattle apartment they had surrounded early this morning.
Police SWAT team members surrounded the home in the 13700 block of Midvale Avenue North believing a man suspected of robbing a taxi driver was inside, said police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. However, the apartment was searched around 10:30 a.m. and the man was not found inside.
A woman was taken into custody, according to police.
According to Times news partner KING-TV, the incident started around 3:45 a.m. when a cab driver drove a woman from Shoreline to the North Seattle apartment. The cabbie said the woman refused to pay the $37 fare, so he held her jacket in an effort to get her to pay the fare.
The woman went inside the apartment and her boyfriend came out with a gun and pointed it at the cabbie. The boyfriend took the jacket, refused to pay the fare and returned to the apartment, according to KING-TV.
Police believe the boyfriend is a 26-year-old man who has had run-ins with police before, KING-TV is reporting.
Police negotiators spent much of the morning trying to establish contact with the suspect. Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman in connection with this morning’s incident, but it’s unclear if she is the suspect’s girlfriend.
December 9, 2011 at 5:48 AM
An armed robbery suspect who barricaded himself in a south Seattle home surrendered to a Seattle SWAT team, but not before getting lost in his own darkened basement, according to police.
Police hostage negotiators eventually managed to guide him out, but only after considerable prompting, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt.
He suspect “wanted to surrender, but couldn’t find his way out,” she said.
The man was a suspect in a robbery several days ago in which shots had been fired, Witt said. East Patrol anti-crime investigators obtained information that he was holed up in a home near Columbian Way and 14th Avenue South, and a SWAT team responded to set up a perimeter, she said.
Once the team was in place, officers announced themselves about 10:30 p.m. The man apparently tried to hide, but got lost in the darkened downstairs. When he decided he wanted to surrender, Witt said, he couldn’t find his way out.
He didn’t surrender until just after midnight.
October 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Seattle police on Saturday arrested a 40-year-old man after receiving reports that he threatened a neighbor with a gun.
Police said they received a report shortly before 5 p.m. of a man who pointed a gun at a neighbor, in the 1500 block of Cherrylane Place South.
Hostage Negotiators and SWAT responded to the Beacon Hill neighborhood. After hours of negotiating, the man agreed to come out of his home.
The man was arrested and transported to the South Precinct. Additional details were not released by police.
Seattle police surrounded a North Beacon Hill house Saturday night and were negotiating with an armed man inside.
Police said they received a report shortly before 5 p.m. of a man with a gun on the porch of a house in the 1500 block of Cherrylane Place South. He retreated into the house when officers arrived, police said.
A SWAT team was called to the scene around 8 p.m. No additional information was immediately available.
October 19, 2011 at 6:37 AM
Weather: Partly sunny or partly cloudy (What the heck is the difference, anyway?), but it’s not supposed to rain today. It could be wet tomorrow, Friday and Saturday and maybe Sunday. What’s that all about? Our weather page has more info.
Shots fired: Seattle police say a man called 911 this morning to report he’d shot someone inside a home in West Seattle. Police, including a SWAT unit, are there. Police negotiators are trying to resolve the situation. More to come.
Starbucks is going “blonde”: Lighter roasts, that is. The coffee giant is adding a lighter-roast coffee as it tries to reach a wider base of consumers. The company unveiled its “Starbucks Blonde Roast” Tuesday, a major departure from the company’s typically dark-roasted beans. Who remembers the “Real men don’t eat quiche” days?
Primate death: The University of Washington confirms it was fined $10,893 this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a primate died during laboratory research in 2009. The fine was uncovered by the group Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!, which filed a federal records request of the UW’s primate research practices. Michael Budkie, a spokesman for the group, said the reports show that three primates under the UW’s care died. But UW spokeswoman Tina Mankowski said she knew of only one primate death, in 2009, which was reported to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Animal Welfare.
Sounders lose a CONCACAF CUP match, but that’s OK: Their 2-1 loss to CF Monterrey of Mexico yesterday leaves them second in their group, but they still advance in cup play.
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