24-year-old South Seattle man victim in Capitol Hill deadly shooting — UPDATE

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Family has identified the man who died in Friday night’s shooting in a shopping center parking lot above Broadway and Pike as 24-year-old Jafar Mack

The South Seattle man was shot and killed in the Harvard Market parking lot just before midnight.

Police received reports of a fight disturbance and an armed male in the parking lot and rushed to the area where they found Mack and a chaotic scene with possible suspects fleeing amid witnesses to the bloodshed in front of the shopping center’s Bartell’s. Continue reading

Police search for suspects after deadly shooting in parking lot above Broadway and Pike — UPDATE

Police were searching for possible suspects after a shooting that left one person dead at the Harvard Market parking lot late Friday night above Broadway and Pike.

Officers were called to the area just after 11:30 PM to a report of shots fired in the area.and a male suspect with a gun seen in front of Bartell’s. Continue reading

Blotter | Police respond after cyclist slapped in Broadway bikeway argument

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  • Broadway bike lane fight: Tensions over a cyclist vs. food delivery driver incident in the Broadway bikeway boiled over into an argument and alleged assault Sunday afternoon. According to the SPD report on the incident, the event played out on the east side of Broadway in front of Panera starting around 2:20 PM as Sunday’s farmers market filled the area with trucks and vendor vehicles. According to the report, the driver told police she drove in the protected bike lane thinking she would be able exit the area after dropping off a meal delivery nearby. When she got back into her car and tried to start driving north through the bikeway, the driver said the bike rider road up in front of her car, and parked his bike. The cyclist reportedly was yelling at the driver and called her derogatory names. Police say a passerby joined the argument and then allegedly slapped the cyclist “on the left side of his face with his open hand.” An SPD spokesperson says the alleged assailant was not arrested but that the officer recommended charges of assault be filed by the City Attorney.
    Police say the rider told them he was tired of cars parking in the bicycle lane. The report says the rider was found with a “red mark on his face consistent with a punch or a slap.” He declined medical attention for the injury. Continue reading

Police search for suspects after 21st and Union shootout, E Cherry carjacking — UPDATE

Photo of the crash scene from a neighbor

Seattle Police and the King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter searched for suspects after a round of gunfire and car crash near 21st and Union Friday night.

Multiple 911 callers reported more than a dozen shots fired in the street along 21st Ave just after 9 PM. Arriving police found multiple damaged vehicles and a red Camaro crashed nearby, according to East Precinct radio reports.

As the helicopter searched the area from above, an SPD K9 unit took to the ground to try to track the vehicle’s driver who reportedly left a phone behind in the crashed car at the scene.

There were no reported injuries and no arrests. Continue reading

Blotter | Broadway frozen yogurt shop held up in ‘armed’ robbery

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  • Fro-yo holdup: Police are investigating a Friday night “armed” hold-up at Broadway frozen yogurt outlet Menchie’s. Officers were called to the 500 block Broadway E shop around 7:20 PM Friday to the reported hold-up. Police were told the suspect entered the shop, stuck his hand in his pocket, and implied that he was carrying a weapon. The suspect, described only as a black male around 6-feet tall and wearing a green puffy jacket according to East Precinct radio dispatches, fled with the shop’s tip jar. He was last seen headed south on Broadway. There were no reported injuries and no arrests.
  • Belmont /Mercer crash: Seattle Fire rescue crews had to cut the driver from a vehicle in a crash near Belmont and Mercer Friday afternoon. There were no serious injuries in the incident involving two vehicles — one carrying two occupants that reportedly smashed into a utility pole and the second that crashed into bushes trapping the driver in the car near a building at the intersection. Seattle Fire initiated a “rescue extrication” response to cut open the car. The driver was reported as conscious and alert and was out of the car within minutes. Continue reading

Crazy auto theft includes 911 calls reporting owner on SUV’s hood before hit and run crash on Capitol Hill

Seattle Police received a harrowing 911 call Tuesday night — the owner of a new white Subaru SUV reportedly jumped onto the hood of the car trying to prevent it from being stolen as it was driven east near 7th and Pike downtown.

The owner was apparently able to quickly extract herself from the dangerous predicament but police soon received a report of a hit and run crash on Capitol Hill near Belmont and Pike involving the stolen vehicle around 8:45 PM. There were no reported serious injuries.

The car was later spotted headed northbound on I-5 but there were no immediate reports of police recovering the vehicle or catching up with the suspect.

Police were looking for a white male who appeared to be in his 30s with red or blond hair, a goatee, and wearing a black beanie at the time of the heist, according to West Precinct dispatches.


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Police search for driver of stolen pickup after woman struck at Broadway and Pine

Police were looking for a driver in a stolen Toyota pick-up who fled the scene after hitting a woman crossing Broadway only to crash and run away on First Hill minutes later Sunday night.

Emergency units were called to the busy Pine at Broadway intersection just after 8:30 PM Sunday to a report of a pedestrian stuck by the driver. Seattle Fire said the victim was a woman in her 20s transported to Harborview in stable condition. Continue reading

Blotter | Thousands of dollars in power tools reported stolen from Capitol Hill Station mixed-use work site

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  • Overnight robberies: In a busy overnight for East Precinct cops, SPD investigated two armed street robberies early Friday morning. The first reported hold-up went down around 1:45 AM when a man said he was robbed at gunpoint near the 100 block of 21st Ave E. A second street hold-up was reported about 15 minutes later when a group of five said they were robbed at gunpoint near Union and Boylston. The group said they were held up by a group of three with one person armed with a handgun, according to East Precinct radio dispatches. In the first robbery, the victim told police there were two assailants including an armed suspect described only as a black male in his 20s with a stocky build and wearing a white sweatshirt. Police searches for the suspects were not successful. There were no reported injuries. Continue reading

Drug and gun charges for man feds say was prolific fake Xanax dealer around Capitol Hill

The haul recovered during searches last week (Image: SPD)

A man investigators say has been dealing marijuana, coke, oxy, and Adderall out of a Capitol Hill apartment for years has been arrested and charged with federal drug crimes after being nailed by Seattle Police detectives working in conjunction with Homeland Security and the King County Sheriff’s Office major crimes unit.

28-year-old Gizachew Degol Wondie was arrested Thursday morning by police at the E Denny Way apartment after an informant tipped off Homeland Security about his activities involving counterfeit Xanax and a King County Sheriff homicide investigation produced the needed search warrants. Continue reading

Fight with woman tearing apart store brings big police response to Broadway

A struggle with a woman suffering a possible mental crisis brought a massive police response and left a Broadway store trashed Tuesday night in the heart of the Capitol Hill business strip.

According to East Precinct radio, police were called to the 500 block of Broadway E around 7:45 PM Tuesday as callers reported a woman running and assaulting a man on the street. Continue reading