West Seattle Crime Watch: Suspect in SE shooting arrested here; Guardian One visit; recognize this gutted truck?

Today’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup starts with two incidents from last night:

SOUTHEAST SEATTLE SHOOTING SUSPECT FOUND IN WEST SEATTLE: Last night at 23rd SW/SW Brandon, police made a “felony stop” – guns drawn, as is SOP when someone in a pulled-over vehicle is suspected of a felony. We thought we heard, via scanner, the word “shooting,” but couldn’t find evidence of any West Seattle gunfire incidents last night, and couldn’t reach police for information.

After we contacted the Media Relations unit this morning, Det. Drew Fowler looked into this for us and discovered it was related to an incident in Southeast Seattle that was already on SPD Blotter; they’ve as a result just updated it to include the West Seattle angle: The original incident involved gunfire from three cars in the Rainier Beach area around 7:45 last night; nobody was hit. The car then pulled over at 23rd/Brandon matched the description of one vehicle seen speeding from the scene. Gang detectives arrested its 21-year-old driver, a Federal Way resident and convicted felon who police say they saw “ditching a gun at the original shooting scene,” for felony weapons possession, and booked him into jail. (The car was impounded.)

IF YOU HEARD GUARDIAN ONE OVER THE JUNCTION LAST NIGHT: It was NOT related to the incident above, so far as we know. They were in the area and helping SPD check out a report of “a large fight” in The Junction. The King County Air Support crew subsequently reported via Twitter that nothing was found.

ABANDONED, GUTTED TRUCK: Scott shared the photo, in case you recognize it:

An abandoned Chevy stepside pick up truck was discovered on SW 104th at 38th this morning next to AHES construction site. No plates, no engine, and the interior is gutted. City of Seattle notified through their Find it, Fix it app.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Suspect in SE shooting arrested here; Guardian One visit; recognize this gutted truck?"

  • AC March 27, 2015 (2:14 pm)

    Per the Arbor Heights Facebook page, there was a break-in at 37th & 98th about an hour ago. Lots of cameras and police on the scene right now.

    • WSB March 27, 2015 (2:31 pm)

      Don’t know about that, we were just sidetracked to a pedestrian/car incident at Westwood Village. Burglaries are bad but “cameras”? I’d imagine Arbor Heights has a few paparazzi hanging around this afternoon awaiting the Amanda Knox verdict (supposedly any minute now), but otherwise – we’ll check it out.

  • AC March 27, 2015 (2:51 pm)

    ahh, maybe its the knox case that brought the cameras. But break-in did happen around the same area.

  • clark5080 March 27, 2015 (3:40 pm)

    yes less than a 1/2 block away from where Amanda’s mother lives

  • CT March 27, 2015 (4:10 pm)

    Looks like we have a crew of vehicle strippers dropping their stuff around the area. This stripped Nissan was first noticed Mar 26, 2015 … https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152930325472885.1073741837.603912884&type=1&l=9c1bcb10f7

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