WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Man arrested after Roxhill Park gunfire

We inquired with Seattle Police this morning about reports of possible gunfire in the Westwood area late last night – and this SPD Blotter report is the reply:

Officers arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday after he fired a handgun in a West Seattle park.

Officer Stephanie Hemsley was patrolling near 29th Avenue SW and SW Barton Street at 11:30 pm when she heard gunshots near Roxhill Park. Officer Hemsley began searching the area and saw a man and woman running towards a parked gray Pontiac.

Officers stopped the vehicle and, saw a handgun sitting on the floor of the car under the driver’s seat, and found the man was carrying bullets in his pants pocket.

The man admitted to officers that he had fired multiple rounds inside the park.

Officers released the woman from the scene after determining that she had not discharged the firearm.

The man was booked into King County Jail for discharging a weapon within city limits and a concealed weapons violation.

We’re checking right now to find out more about the suspect. (Added 11:24 am) The suspect remains in jail but details on the citations aren’t available in the Municipal Court system yet, so we’ll have to check again later.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Man arrested after Roxhill Park gunfire"

  • Alan May 11, 2017 (3:41 pm)

    Thank you, Officer Hemsley!

  • AmandaK(H) May 11, 2017 (4:01 pm)

    I am very curious about what exactly it was he was shooting in the park.  But I am glad to hear that an officer was patrolling the area.

  • Razorking May 11, 2017 (7:13 pm)

    The world is full of idiots

  • Rob May 12, 2017 (6:33 am)

    Great job SPD!!!!! Thank you and there are plenty more of these in the area… please stick around and make sure they don’t take over the area this summer.

  • Double Dub Resident May 12, 2017 (7:41 am)

    Great. I live near this park, but take my daughter elsewhere if she wants to go to the park. 

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