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Gun Wielding Man Robs Capitol Hill Bank
posted: July 28, 2014
A man wearing a red jacket and brandishing a handgun robbed a Capitol Hill bank this morning. The suspect, who appeared to be in his 20s or 30s, walked into the Homestreet bank in the 700 block of Broadway East, displayed a gun and demanded money. Seattle police officers arrived within minutes, but the suspect had […]

Man Arrested After Pioneer Square Shooting
posted: July 26, 2014
Gang detectives arrested a 23-year-old felon and seized a handgun early this morning following reports of gunfire in Pioneer Square.Police initially received 911 reports just after 12:30 AM that a gunman had opened fire in the 100 block of Yesler and fled through Occidental Park. Officers found the suspected gunman, took him into custody, and […]

Fallen Officers: One Man’s Mission to Honor the Dead
posted: July 23, 2014
Mike Severance’s quest started with a shotgun blast on April 23, 1985. That’s the day Seattle Police Officer Dale Eggers was killed after a gunman shot him in the head in a bank robbery on Beacon Hill. Officer Severance, now a silver-haired, 45-year veteran of the force, remembers thinking at the time that every place an officer […]

Boat Collision on Lake Washington with Two Injured and One Deceased (Update)
posted: July 17, 2014
(Update) The man piloting the motorboat in last night’s boat collision, a 46 year-old from Renton, has been booked into King County Jail on Homicide by Motorcraft. Further charges may be pending in this ongoing investigation. A 24 year-old female died as a result of her injuries sustained in a boat collision on Lake Washington […]

Detectives Turn Up Heat on Tomato Tosser
posted: July 14, 2014
Two people robbed a convenience store in the 4300 Block of South Henderson St. July 7th, now detectives need your help. A man walked into the store in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood and milled around as if he was shopping. A woman arrived in an SUV and joined the man. While the two shopped together […]

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Injured
posted: July 12, 2014
A man was shot twice in the 700 block of Westlake Ave. North at 2 a.m this morning. West Precinct Officers were sent to a fight outside a bar in the Westlake Neighborhood.  On their way to the scene, the officers got updates that there were shots fired at the same bar. Witnesses described a […]

Rollover Crash Leaves One Man Injured
posted: July 11, 2014
A man was seriously injured in the 7200 block of Rainier Ave. South when the car he was riding in swerved to avoid a Metro bus and then flipped on its side around 3:15 p.m. Witnesses saw the car speeding northbound in the 7200 block of Rainier Ave. South when the driver attempted to pass a […]

Guns, Drugs, Cash Found After Shots Fired
posted: July 11, 2014
Seattle police confiscated drugs, ammunition and cash, and arrested a 28-year old man for unlawful possession of a firearm, while following upon an earlier report of shots fired near a medical marijuana dispensary in the Greenwood neighborhood area. Detectives located the suspect, in the 100 block of N.W. 85th Ave. on Wednesday. Detectives got a […]

Man Struck By Gunfire During Rainier Beach Rolling Gun Battle
posted: July 6, 2014
Around 7:15 pm Sunday, suspects in two cars traveling near Rainer Ave. South and 56th Ave S. opened fire on each other, significantly injuring a passenger in one of the two vehicles. The driver of the car with the injured passenger fled the area, but lost control and crashed into a nearby bus shelter. The […]

Man and Woman Shot in West Seattle
posted: July 6, 2014
A man and woman arrived at Valley Medical Center today claiming they had been shot in West Seattle at 2:15 p.m. The couple was driving in the 9400 block of 15 Ave. S.W. when they were shot at by a group of males. One of the bullets struck the man in the leg and another […]


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