West Seattle Crime Watch: Arrests in Riverview

3:18 PM: A police operation that blocked off streets in Riverview this past hour is reported to have resulted in the arrest of two people in connection with a crime elsewhere in the city. (update) SPD Blotter reports the arrests are in connection with a shooting earlier today in South Seattle.

4:28 PM: Added a photo from the arrests’ aftermath, with some police remaining at the scene. The earlier shooting happened at a restaurant in the 500 block of South Michigan in Georgetown, according to police, with one person shot in the arm. We don’t know at this point whether the people arrested this afternoon lived at the Riverview house where they were found or were visiting.

7:04 PM: One more update from SPD – confirming something we heard during radio communications – investigators found a gun while making the arrests.

12:16 AM: Alan points out in comments that SPD added yet another update late tonight – here’s the additional information relevant to this afternoon’s arrests:

… Patrol officers developed information during the course of their field investigation that led them to a residence in the 1200 block of SW Myrtle Street. Once there, officers saw that the suspect’s Blazer was parked in front of the residence.

Officers surrounded the house and made telephone contact with the suspects. Both suspects subsequently surrendered to the officers and were taken into custody without further incident.

The officers recovered the gun that is believed to be the one used in the shooting. The firearm was submitted into evidence for further forensic analysis.

Both suspects were booked into the King County Jail.

Suspect #1, a 20-year-old male, was booked for Felony Assault.
Suspect #2, an 18-year-old male, was booked for (Felony) Rendering Criminal Assistance.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Arrests in Riverview"

  • Nitro May 17, 2013 (4:30 pm)

    Where is Riverview? Thx.

    • WSB May 17, 2013 (4:45 pm)

      Nitro – I’m sorry that I don’t have an exact location on the house where the arrest happened – we photographed police cars in the general area. We were getting texts from people roughly in the area of 12th/13th/Myrtle/Orchard. Riverview is in the vicinity of the playfield of that name, somewhat northeast edge of Highland Park. (Any actual Riverview residents – please correct me!)

  • miws May 17, 2013 (4:34 pm)

    Wow! Looks like that was the shooting near Arby’s at 6th S, & S Michigan.


    I was there for lunch yesterday around Noon, for the first time in years!



  • Alan May 17, 2013 (5:44 pm)

    Riverview is the neighborhood North of Highland Park and South of Puget ridge.

  • timh2o May 17, 2013 (7:42 pm)

    Thanks for the Riverview link.

  • Alan May 17, 2013 (10:57 pm)

    The SPD Blotter has been updated with more information. The two suspects were arrested at a house in the block east of where your picture was taken.

    • WSB May 18, 2013 (12:15 am)

      They don’t usually do that much updating. Thanks for catching it – that is literally at least the fourth update since this was breaking earlier.

  • 1000amys May 18, 2013 (7:57 am)

    My daughter was terrified. She couldn’t get home from her school bus stop, and saw one of the suspects on the ground with a huge gun pointed at his head. (She did great, though – went to a neighbor she knew and called home from there). The police were lovely also. They saw one of our other kids in our window, and came to the door to say hello and hand out stickers once everything calmed down.

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