Blotter | Driver takes dangerous spin on Broadway sidewalk, SPD busts two after 12th/Jeff gunfire

Broadway regular Tim Durkan caught this crazy scene on Broadway Saturday night (Images: Tim Durkan)

Broadway regular Tim Durkan caught this crazy scene on Broadway Saturday night (Images: Tim Durkan)

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  • Broadway sidewalk driver: A driver with little regard for human life picked the wrong Capitol Hill dude to pull a crazy stunt in front of on Broadway’s busy sidewalks Saturday night. The unofficial mayor of Broadway — and City of Seattle Neighborhood District Coordinator — Tim Durkan is always packing a camera. You’ll see his work frequently in the Capitol Hill pictures of the week. Saturday around 10 PM, Durkan was hanging out on Broadway when his fast lens captured this BMW suddenly speeding down the sidewalk at about 25 MPH with seeming disregard for pedestrians and property near the Vivace walk-up. Durkan tells CHS that some thought the driver had been seen earlier in a drug transaction nearby. Others reported seeing the car speeding around the Hill that night including an apparent run-in with a tree at one point. Though the license plate can be seen clearly in some of Durkan’s images and despite a small swarm of TV news coverage, SPD has made no arrests.
  • CD shooting victim: The victim in the shooting early Saturday at 22nd and Union has been identified by friends as Kevin Brown, a convicted drug dealer and a man prosecutors say was a member of Central District gang Deuce 8.
  • Arrests in 12th/Jeff gun incident: Police made two arrests after reports of gunfire in the area of 12th and Jefferson early Monday morning. Around 1:15 AM, SPD received multiple reports of gunshots and rushed to the area to investigate reports of a shooting. No victim was found but responding officers found “a pile” of shell casings near an alley in the 400 block of 13th Ave. One male suspect was arrested as he fled the area on foot. It’s not clear if the other arrest involved a black Lincoln Town Car found nearby that witnesses said was involved in the shooting. In addition to the bullet casings found by police, officers also found a shot out window in the nearby Capitol Hill Housing apartment building The Jefferson.

16 thoughts on “Blotter | Driver takes dangerous spin on Broadway sidewalk, SPD busts two after 12th/Jeff gunfire

  1. Broadway Sidewalk Driver:
    Despite the fact this is just a BMW speeding down the sidewalk I’m sure yet again the gays will be claiming it’s a gay hate crime and get all dramatic about it.

  2. How has the SPD not followed up and arrested or charged the sidewalk driver when the license plate number was given? I wish the car would ended up stuck on the sidewalk with no where to turn off it. Idiots!

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