West Seattle Crime Watch followup: High Point shooting suspect arrested

(Friday photo by WSB’s Christopher Boffoli)
We’ve just confirmed the arrest of a suspect in last Friday’s High Point shooting. As reported here shortly after it happened, an 18-year-old was shot in the leg during what was reported as a fight involving about 20 people near 30th SW and High Point Drive. Police found a gun and multiple shell casings near and under a car in the area. After hearing from multiple sources about a possible arrest, we just confirmed with SPD spokesperson Det. Drew Fowler that a 17-year-old boy was arrested in West Seattle today in connection with the incident, was being questioned by Gang Unit detectives, and is being booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followup: High Point shooting suspect arrested"

  • badforbusiness September 24, 2014 (4:09 pm)

    curious if any of West Seattle business districts have seen gang tags in their vicinities – without being explicit here in comments about which tags they have seen.

    anybody out there see gang activity in the Junctions or see highly suspicious tags?

    Please go to the SPD joint meeting tonight in Highland Park and share what you see and know.

    You are not a fink if you see and report these tags.

    You are a hero.

    Only losers think otherwise.

    Know it.

  • West Seattle Hipster September 24, 2014 (4:11 pm)

    Nice work SPD

  • Candide September 24, 2014 (8:27 pm)

    I saw a few “No Parking” tags, not sure which crew that particular tag indicates is running the area.

  • Elle Nell September 24, 2014 (9:02 pm)

    Really glad they nabbed the punk!

  • ScubaFrog September 24, 2014 (10:41 pm)

    I hope he’s charged as an adult.

  • Scout 15 September 25, 2014 (4:01 pm)

    I would report the gang tags, if I new what they look like. Graffiti all looks the same to me.

  • Matt September 25, 2014 (4:59 pm)

    @Scout You should report it either way.

  • Poptartist September 25, 2014 (5:21 pm)

    Really hoping SPD starts taking reports of gang activity in High Point seriously. They have brushed off my neighbor’s and my reports of armed teenagers selling drugs and fighting in High Point Commons Park for far too long. It’s a shame it took a shooting to see action. Officer McDaniels even told us on multiple occasions that there are no gangs in High Point. I don’t care if they are an “official” gang or just armed teenagers, I don’t want them in my neighborhood.

  • Tom M September 25, 2014 (10:28 pm)

    It’s not just the police who deny gang activity in High Point, it’s also the SHA manager there who denies that they allow these gangsters to rent and operate their drug rings in a High Point. It’s a pity the SHA isn’t held accountable for their failure to police their tenants who engage in crime while the SHA looks the other way.

  • KLG October 1, 2014 (4:36 pm)

    Wonder if the teen suspect lives in HighPoint….I hope not. But somehow these teens end up in HP, and up to no good. And I agree – SHA needs to do their job!!

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