What the Alki-area police response is about

September 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 14 Comments

Thanks to everyone who sent word of police cars speeding toward Alki, and conducting some kind of search. We’re told there was a report of a man walking with some kind of gun in the 52nd/Bonair (map) area. No word yet if anyone’s been found.


  1. If the man had a knife we sure know how it would end! But he just has a gun so…

    Comment by WSHP — 12:00 pm September 3, 2010 #

  2. Thanks for keeping us informed! I’m glad I’m not working from home today.

    Comment by rlv — 12:00 pm September 3, 2010 #

  3. I’m gonna put on my TR hat and remind everyone that on 8-15-10, there was a shots fired, with police response right near that location, ref’d WSB article is here:


    Alki is a crazy place in the summer, but usually it is attributed to gang banging visitors from elsewhere…this may be a bit more homegrown hooliganism…

    ***Quick reminder, WA is an open carry state, so unless this guy was brandishing and threatening someone with this ‘alleged’ firearm, it would likely be a non-issue….***


    Comment by HolyKow — 12:42 pm September 3, 2010 #

  4. @ HolyKow. What’s the difference between gang banging visitors and homegrown hooliganism if they’re both carrying guns?

    Comment by Spikele — 1:15 pm September 3, 2010 #

  5. Well, obviously the visitors had to come all the way from somewhere else to make trouble, whereas the homegrown’s just came to make trouble.
    See the difference?
    I didn’t think so…

    Comment by old timer — 1:27 pm September 3, 2010 #

  6. I was walking along the sidewalk and saw all the cars already there. I didn’t see the cops and no barriers. it was jarring to happen upon that scene and the workmen on that block seemed unsure as well.

    Comment by newnative — 1:28 pm September 3, 2010 #

  7. I’d rather the homegrown hooligans myself.

    Comment by casey — 1:54 pm September 3, 2010 #

  8. Okay, I know this isn’t a laughing matter but since I saw this post I can’t get this out of my head.

    hey what’s that sound
    everybody look what’s goin down
    there’s something happinin here
    what it is aint exactly clear
    theres a man with a gun over there
    tellin me i got to beware.

    Comment by casey — 1:57 pm September 3, 2010 #

  9. Answer: There is no difference, trash is trash, here or there…


    Comment by HolyKow — 1:59 pm September 3, 2010 #

  10. Agreed – HK

    Comment by Spikele — 2:21 pm September 3, 2010 #

  11. With little to no cops in west Seattle you ate free to do whatever. Look at the past year

    Comment by Barry — 2:42 pm September 3, 2010 #

  12. Barry, why are you disparaging the size of our officers? Little officers can be just as effective as big ones.

    Comment by Eric B — 5:23 pm September 3, 2010 #

  13. I live on Admiral Way near 63rd. Right now Admiral Way is closed off between 59th and 62nd with many police cars and firetrucks in the area. There is a Kiro-TV news van as well. Some bystanders told me there was a shooting — at least 5 shots heard — at around 9pm.

    Comment by Cory — 9:51 pm September 3, 2010 #

  14. Cory, we are covering that story separately and have been doing so since 9 pm, please look at the top of the page.

    Comment by WSB — 10:01 pm September 3, 2010 #

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