Police investigating after report of dead body found behind 11th/Spruce building — UPDATE

Seattle Police and Seattle Fire were called to the area behind a 11th Ave apartment building Sunday morning after a caller reported finding what appeared to be a dead body in a pool of blood next to a handgun.

According to East Precinct and Seattle Fire radio dispatches, the man was found behind a locked gate in an alley near 11th and Spruce. The victim was reported to be deceased on the ground with a Glock-style pistol nearby.

Police were cordoning off the area and closing some streets to traffic in the are for the investigation.

UPDATE 1:45 PM: SPD says the death is not believed to be suspicious. The coroner is now responsible for identifying the victim and investigating the death.

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4 thoughts on “Police investigating after report of dead body found behind 11th/Spruce building — UPDATE

  1. John Smith, they were saving room by not writing “plastic-looking polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols” and I don’t think it was a murder. This is sad either way, my son lives 2 blocks away and loves the neighborhood… many affordable food and beverages with awesome activities on a constant basis… great neighbors, happy dogs everywhere you look!