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Police investigating after teen dies in fall from building at Summit/Thomas — UPDATE

UPDATE 12/8/2015 12:34 PMSPD investigation continues into death of Seattle Central student

Police were investigating after a teenager suffered life threatening injuries in a 60-foot fall from a building near Summit and Thomas.

Seattle Fire was called to the 300 block of Summit Ave E after a 911 caller reported the incident Saturday afternoon just before 4 PM.

The male victim suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to Harborview according to Seattle Fire. UPDATE: The teen in the incident died of his injuries. Police say the incident is not being investigated as a homicide. The victim has not yet been publicly identified.

Police were investigating what led to the fall.

UPDATE 12/7/2015 11:15 PM: The teenager who died Saturday has been identified by Seattle Central as a student at the school. The college sent the following message to students about the death of Hamza Warsame.

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CHS has received many messages about Warsame’s death and concerns about the investigation. As of Monday morning, a Seattle Police spokesperson said the death was not being investigated as a homicide. We will continue to follow the story and will post more information as it becomes available. Until then, please do not post speculation about the cause of the incident in CHS comments — it will be removed. You can contact us at CHS@capitolhillseattle.com with questions or concerns.

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9 thoughts on “Police investigating after teen dies in fall from building at Summit/Thomas — UPDATE

    • Due to the lack of updates on any news sites that reported on it my guess would be that it must have been a suicide or a criminal act that is still under investigation. For whatever reason local news has a rule of not reporting suicides. If it was an accident it seems like it would have been updated by now.

      • As we posted earlier — “UPDATE: The teen in the incident died of his injuries. Police say the incident is not being investigated as a homicide. The victim has not yet been publicly identified.”

  1. I know some folks who were friends with Hamza. They are convinced that his death was due to foul play, not suicide. Given the islamophobia rearing its ugly head across the nation, they are also scared that this could have been a hate crime, and are concerned for their safety and the safety of others. They are organizing rallies to push for transparency with SPD on Hamza’s death. I’m saddened that another bright, college-driven young man of color in Seattle died too young. #justiceforHamza

      • There has been no evidence released, other than “died from the fall” to suggest anything at all, whether accidental, suicide or murder.

        Social Media needs to let the investigators do their job before trying to stoke the fires.

  2. Does anyone know CHS community guidelines for commenting, I think it is important to hold accountability on the things that they may delete. I know that it is important not to speculate, but it should also not be used as a silencing tactic for discussion around this topic.