- Downtown homicide: Seattle Police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in front of the Bartell’s near 5th and Olive. Police are searching for a suspect last seen headed east on Olive Way.
A man shot and killed in downtown Seattle
Written by Detective Renee Witt on April 6, 2014
A man was shot and killed late last night in downtown Seattle, following an argument. On 4-6-14, just shortly after 2:00 a.m., two males were involved in a heated argument at 5th and Olive Way. According to witnesses one male pulled out a gun and shot the other male.
Officers arrived and found the 47-year-old male victim deceased at the scene. The suspect is described as a light skin black male, with a short curly afro, early 20s, approximately 5-11 to 6-00, thin build. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and jeans.
Homicide detectives responded and processed the scene. This is an open and active investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident and or information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.
- Broadway/Pike armed robbery report: Police are investigating a robbery reported early Sunday morning on Capitol Hill. The victim in the crime told police he was forced to withdraw $200 from an ATM near Broadway and Pike around 4 AM by two men who claimed to be armed with a .45 caliber pistol. The men left the area with the cash and the victim told police he then walked to the East Precinct at 12th and Pine to report the crime. No suspect details or additional information about the report were available.UPDATE 4/8/14 4 PM: SPD has posted a report on the robbery:
Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on
What’s worse than the Seattle Freeze? Making a new friend in a bar, only to have them rob you several hours later.
That’s what a Ballard man told police happened to him late Saturday night. The victim said he first met the suspect in the robbery at a bar on Capitol Hill near 11th and Pine where the pair chatted, had drinks and went walking around the hill. Around 4 AM, while on their walk, the suspect informed the victim he had a handgun, and said he needed to take him to an ATM and withdraw cash.
The victim walked with the suspect to an ATM on Broadway, withdrew cash and handed it to the suspect, who fled. The victim then walked to the East Precinct and contacted police.
The victim described the suspect as a black male in his late 20s, 5’10, 160 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, purple shirt and blue jeans.
Robbery detectives are investigating the case.