SPD investigating homicide under Magnolia Bridge
Another person was killed on the edge of Queen Anne this week – this time, under the Magnolia Bridge. (Early Saturday morning, it was the Shell at the corner of Denny and Queen Anne Ave N). At 9:30pm Monday night, SPD responded to 911 calls about an assualt under the bridge at 15th Ave W and W Garfield St, where there is a homeless camp. One woman was killed, other people were injured.
Here’s the full story from SPD:
The suspect is now in custody after he was shot by a SWAT officer following a lengthy standoff with police.
At about 9:30 pm on August 24th officers responded to 911 calls of an assault near 15th Avenue West and West Garfield. Officers arrived and located an adult male with serious injuries. The victim directed officers toward under the Magnolia Bridge, stating that a man had assaulted a woman inside a tent. When officers went to investigate, they located an adult female who had been beaten to death inside the tent. A male suspect was in another tent nearby refusing to come out and still armed with a weapon. The male victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Negotiators responded to the scene and attempted for the next several hours to convince the man to surrender peacefully. He refused. SWAT officers responded and one officer used his weapon when the suspect charged from his tent, striking him in the leg. The suspect was taken into custody and the Seattle Fire Department medics immediately treated his injury. The suspect was then transported to HMC for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.
Homicide and CSI detectives are now resuming their investigation at the scene safely, while another group of detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting.
More information will be available about this investigation once detectives are able to sort through the evidence and process the scene.
Early morning shooting at Lower Queen Anne gas station leaves one dead
The Seattle Police Department has posted a blotter post on an early morning shooting at the Shell gas station at the corner of W Denny and Queen Anne Ave N. One person died from gunshot wounds, two more were injured.
If you have any information or tips on this open investigation, please contact SPD at 206-233-5000.
Here are the details from SPD:
Homicide detectives are investigating an early morning shooting at a gas station at Denny and Queen Anne Avenue North.
Officers responded to several 911 calls of shots fired shortly after 3:00 am. When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man dead and two other men with gun shot wounds. Seattle Fire responded and transported the two injured men to Harborview Medical Center for emergency treatment.
Homicide and CSI detectives responded to the scene, interviewing witnesses and canvassing for evidence. After further investigation, detectives have determined that the shooting took place inside of the parked car and that suspects and victims have been accounted for. Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that the shooting occurred as a result of a drug robbery.
This remains an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call SPD Homicide tip-line at (206) 233-5000.
UPDATE: Package thief identified, SPD seeks help in finding her
As a follow up to Wednesday’s story about the package thief caught on video, the suspect’s identity has been released by the Seattle Police Department – and SPD is asking residents to call 911 if you see her.
Per SPD, here is the suspect’s information:
- Melissa D. Gonzales
- 39 year old white female
- 5’10, 160lbs
- Brown hair, blue eyes
If you see this woman around Queen Anne, call 911. Here’s the full surveillance video footage captured by the reader’s security camera – it’s a Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I Outdoor HD 3MP IP Bullet Security Camera 4mm, available at Amazon.
Queen Anne package thief identified thanks to reader video
A couple of days ago, we got an email from a reader who was the victim of package theft. It’s not the only report we’ve received in the past few weeks, but this particular one ends on a positive note.
The package theft occurred near 4th Ave W and W Howe St – but the video surveillance footage taken by the reader’s security camera was so clear, SPD was able to make a positive ID of the suspect, and they’re moving ahead with prosecution.
The suspect has a criminal record, and may have hit other Queen Anne homes. Granted, she’s likely not the only one out looking for easy pickings, so if you have a camera system, make sure it’s aimed properly as SPD can use it to identify suspects with criminal records. Check out the photo to the right – it’s taken from the video and is crystal clear.
The reader called the SPD non-emergency number (206-625-5011) and told them she had video footage. Reporting crimes online is easy – and definitely report all crimes big and small – but if you have video, call SPD. An officer can respond and use the footage to help identify the subject.
UPDATE: readers have been asking what camera the reader has – it’s a Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I Outdoor HD 3MP IP Bullet Security Camera 4mm, available at Amazon.
Items taken in Queen Anne burglaries found in Burien
According to SPD, items stolen from homes on Queen Anne were among those found in a Burien house. SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force has been investigating a burglary ring that hit homes in Queen Anne, Magnolia, and North Seattle, netting the burglars “hundreds of items”. The investigation led SPD to Burien. A warrant was served this morning and two suspects were arrested.
If you were burglarized by this crime ring, some of your items might find their way home (if you reported the crime – the post below states that many of the items may be from un-reported burglaries).
Here’s the developing story from SPD’s Blotter: