The television program says these images from surveillance video provided by SPD show the two men arrested and charged in the crime — (Image: Washington’s Most Wanted)
Last week, Seattle Police detectives released surveillance video and images of a group they say is responsible for the May 23rd hold-up and wild gunfire that struck a victim and one of the suspects. But heading into the weekend, SPD didn’t send the information to CHS, the Seattle Times, or the area’s TV stations and the department didn’t utilize its much-heralded public information unit’s blotter blog or relationship with the Nextdoor system of neighborhood email lists to distribute the information.
Instead, the images of Jamala Omar-Coujah Myres and Trayveon Scott, who have been arrested and charged in the shooting, and their alleged accomplices, who have not, were provided to the local version of the Most Wanted television program on Q13 Fox.
We’ve added the images from the video to this post. WMW says Seattle Police detectives identified the group as Myres, and his accomplices — including Scott, who was shot in the foot in the melee. WMW says the video shows the street robbery crew sizing up potential victims as they walk along what appears to be E Pine. The May 23rd robbery went down nearby near Summit and Howell.
Myres, arrested by a SWAT unit five days after the incident, has been charged with first degree robbery and assault in the case:
Scott was taken into custody after his recovery from the gunshot wound. Prosecutors say the 20-year-old had just been released from prison in March after serving “a 51-month prison sentence” on three counts of robbery with a deadly weapon.
Police, the WMW television program tells us, continue to search for the others shown in the video. We’ve asked SPD for more information and why the images weren’t made more widely available. UPDATE: An SPD spokesperson tells CHS its office didn’t receive the materials from detectives and that the video was provided directly to Q13.
There were no reported street robberies on Capitol Hill over the weekend.