Broad daylight shooting outside Ballard Food Bank sends one to the hospital

Apr 14, 2022, 1:36 PM
(Ballard Food Bank via Facebook)
(Ballard Food Bank via Facebook)

Twenty-one-year-old Jorden Ray Watkins is a convicted felon who is no stranger to police— wanted at the time of his recent arrest for escape from custody. Now, he’s being charged with first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

On March 28, outside the Ballard Food Bank, Watkins tried selling his victim a cell phone.

The victim was armed with a pry bar. The two got into an argument, at which point the victim walked away, according to a Seattle police report. Watkins then pulled a black semi-automatic handgun and fired two shots, the second of which struck the victim in the stomach.

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The shooting happened in broad daylight with other patrons “milling around” the Ballard Food Bank. Watkin’s first shot missed the other pedestrians and lodged itself in a nearby business.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery.

KIRO Newsradio’s Darren Dedo contributed to this report 

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Broad daylight shooting outside Ballard Food Bank sends one to the hospital