The Crime Corner: Pierce County shooting injures child, Seattle jewelry store smash-and-grab

Jul 27, 2022, 12:39 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:38 pm

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Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of July 27: A shooting that injured multiple people in Pierce County, a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store took place in Seattle, and an indigenous person has now been missing for four days. 

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Pierce County shooting injures two

Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies said a child and a man were injured in a shooting that occurred this morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., in the area of 98th Street South and Ainsworth Street South.

Deputies and Tacoma Police found a vehicle crashed on 98th Street South with an injured man inside.

Deputies knew about other shootings at a home on 97th Street Court South on Sunday and Monday mornings. They investigated the location and found over 80 shell casings in the street.

Deputies said the victim was shot in the vehicle and had a rifle on the front seat.

According to deputies, a home at the corner of 98th Street South and Ainsworth Avenue South was struck by gunfire at least 30 times. A bullet grazed a 12-year-old girl inside the home. She was treated by medics and remained home. Her grandmother says she woke up to having a bullet sitting beside her arm in her bed.

Deputies believe the man in the car may have shot at people hanging out in the street, and they returned fire. The people in the street took off from the scene. There are no suspects in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Jewelry store victim of smash-and-grab 

Seattle Police are investigating after burglars smashed their way into a downtown jewelry store early Wednesday morning.

SPD says it happened around 3:30 a.m. Police received a 911 report of a burglary at the business in the 1600 block of 1st Avenue.

Officers arrived to find a stolen gray SUV had backed into the business, damaging the store’s entrance. Investigators believe the suspects entered the store, broke into display cases, and stole jewelry before fleeing the scene.

If you have any information about this case, please contact Seattle Police via 911.

Indigenous person missing for four days

Law Enforcement has issued a Missing Indigenous Person Alert for 38-year-old Angela Maguire. She is 38 years old, 5’7″ tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Angela was last known to have been in Ferndale, WA, on July 23. She is an endangered missing person due to a mental health crisis.

The Washington State Patrol has activated the Missing Indigenous Missing Person Alert on behalf of the Lummi Nation Police Department.

If you have seen her, call 911.

Have a tip on a crime story? Message Darren Dedo on Twitter or email him here.

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