- Pistol-whip robbery reported at 23rd/Madison: A man told police he was pistol-whipped and robbed of his wallet, keys and phone as he walked home early Friday morning near 23rd and Madison.
The victim tells police he was walking home from a bar around 2a Friday when a male approached him pointing a pistol. The victim said two other people came up behind him and helped grab his possessions before the suspect with the gun pistol-whipped him. The victim told police he wasn’t knocked out by the blow but said he doesn’t remember much of what happened after.
Police say the victim went home, attempted to cancel his credit cards and didn’t contact SPD until around 2:30 in the afternoon, some twelve hours later. He could describe the lead assailant as only a black male, around 5’5″ with a lean build and wearing a white hoodie. The victim declined medical attention.
- Saturday morning gunfire: A string of reported gunshots kept East Precinct busy this weekend. In addition to multiple reports of shots fired in the Central District, the early hours of Saturday morning included a reported drive-by at 18th and Howell involving a red or maroon 2007 Chrysler 300 that may have been involved in an earlier gunfire incident at 25th and Spring as well as a report of a man firing a gun at Pike and Broadway. In the Pike/Broadway situation, a caller reported seeing a man with a white car firing shots in the air. SPD says there were no injuries and officers found no damage from the activity.
- Town Hall on public safety: SPD has more information on tonight’s forum:
A group of city leaders and citizens–including Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Police Chief John Diaz, Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Mariko Lockhart (Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative), Rahwa Habte (OneAmerica), Bill Hobson (DESC), and Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat–will discuss issues of public safety, gun safety, mental illness, gangs, and how a community not only stays safe, but heals itself after such tragedies.