West Seattle Crime Watch: What police were doing by the Super 24

7:19 PM: Thanks to those who tipped us (206-293-6302, voice or text any time) about a big police presence at the Super 24 on Delridge within the past hour. Police at the scene tell us there was a report of a road-rage incident, involving someone waving or pointing a gun out of a car. They pulled over the suspect; no injuries reported.

ADDED 12:19 AM: Here are more details in a summary published on SPD Blotter:

On July 19th, just after 4:30 PM, a 29 year old male suspect was involved in a traffic dispute with another driver. Both vehicles had just exited the West Seattle Bridge onto Delridge. The suspect raised a semi-auto handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim fled and called 911. Officers responded but the suspect vehicle had left the area.

Just before 6:00 PM, an officer from the Southwest Precinct located the suspect vehicle, a black 1997 Mercedes Benz, at a gas station in the 5400 Block of Delridge Way SW, occupied by two males and a female. The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident. The suspect admitted to officers that there was a handgun in the driver’s door compartment and gave officers consent to search the vehicle. Officers recovered the 9mm pistol, a loaded magazine, and a box of ammunition. The 29 year old suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Harassment. The other occupants were identified and released.

13 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: What police were doing by the Super 24"

  • sundown and all is not well July 19, 2011 (7:42 pm)

    how exciting. and to think that the DESC housing project is going in right across the street from where the gun slinging went down. what a friggin’ disaster in the making.

  • Estd1973 July 19, 2011 (9:50 pm)

    The only crime I see taking place in the photo seems to be perpetrated by the oil company.

  • Eric July 19, 2011 (10:15 pm)

    I doubt the suspect has a permit.
    I’d really like to see what becomes of this. Sometimes I think if they would actually punish behavior like this with hefty fines or jail time, it might actually deter crime (which this is).

  • redblack July 20, 2011 (5:59 am)

    just goes to show you that you’d best be careful about who you point that middle finger at in traffic. it shouldn’t be that way, but it is.

  • Ann July 20, 2011 (8:36 am)

    Sundown, please note that this incident began on the West Seattle Bridge. It could have ended anywhere in West Seattle.

  • NikkiTaMere July 20, 2011 (9:52 am)

    Road Rage will only increase as bike nazis give us all more “road diets”, obstruct & delay the tunnel, and even worse — raise car tab fees by over $100, with most money going to help bikers close off more roads to cars

  • dbsea July 20, 2011 (10:40 am)

    Since when is pointing a gun at someone just “harassment?” It should be alot more than that if it’s not in self defense.

    Part of the fun of city life is sharing it with the dregs.

  • Julia July 20, 2011 (1:01 pm)

    I agree with Sundown… In one week on Delridge, we’ve now had a SWAT standoff, this incident AND a flipped car (how does that happen unless you’re speeding like a bat outta he##????). In 20 years of living in various areas of Seattle, I have never seen so many unfortunate things happen on one street… I am all for housing the mentally ill and substance abusers but I can’t help but think that DESC will only compound the situation.

  • miws July 20, 2011 (2:19 pm)

    Estd1973 FTW.



  • nirvanaVEVO July 20, 2011 (4:28 pm)

    chill man, its just a traffic jam, lol.

  • sundown and all is not well July 20, 2011 (7:49 pm)

    Ann, point well made. however…….the incident ended at a vortex of bs. the seemingly never ending crud that goes down on delridge way between hudson and graham is blaring and glaring. the super 24 and the shell station are a plague-on-the-nabe. desc is only going to make it a lot worse. desc hasn’t a clue, are fools, or they don’t care.

  • Dennis Grace July 21, 2011 (8:32 am)

    Did anyone notice the “Please Drive Carefully” sign in the picture? I didn’t think so!

    • WSB July 21, 2011 (9:02 am)

      As a neighborhood advocate reminded us recently, the person mentioned on that sign, Marcus Anderson, was hit and killed there in 1987 – at the age of 7 – by what online court documents say was an uninsured driver. The 24th anniversary of his death was just a few days ago, on July 17th. – TR

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