UPDATE: ‘Assault with weapons’ response at High Point Community Center

10:55 AM: What was at first a medical response has changed to an “assault with weapons” response at 6920 34th SW, which is the address for High Point Community Center. We are on our way to find out more.

11:01 AM: Emergency vehicles have 34th SW blocked in front of the community center.

11:05 AM: SPD confirms that someone has died and they believe it’s suicide but are screening with the Homicide Unit.

11:22 AM: For those wondering about exactly what area is affected – since the same corner also includes Walt Hundley Playfield and Our Lady of Guadalupe – the playfield is open, and being used. There’s police tape around the south and east sides of the community center, as well as the street continuing to be blocked off in front. We will be going back to check a bit later.

12:23 PM: The road has reopened, and the Medical Examiner is there to remove the victim’s body. We talked again with SPD media relations and they say the victim, described only thus far as male, was found on the steps on the south side of the community center, and that they are proceeding with the belief that he died by suicide; officers found a gun nearby.

As always, when reporting on suicide, we want to remind you that help is available 24/7 for anyone contemplating self-harm – call the Crisis Clinic, 206-461-3222.

8 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Assault with weapons' response at High Point Community Center"

  • sam-c April 13, 2018 (10:58 am)

    Thank you. Saw that on the 911 log, and wondering what is going on. Please post updates (as you do). Hopefully everyone is ok.

    • WSB April 13, 2018 (11:18 am)

      Unfortunately the person did not survive. As noted above, police believe this is a case of suicide. And the TV helicopter has finally just left.

  • John forbes April 13, 2018 (11:00 am)

    I heard the emergency vehicles pass my house!!!

  • kersti April 13, 2018 (11:16 am)

    Is this the helicopter response?

  • Gatewood resident April 13, 2018 (11:17 am)

    Helicopter was right over our house in upper Gatewood/38th Ave SW for about 10 minutes but just moved on.

  • Alki resident April 13, 2018 (11:43 am)

    Oh I am so sorry. Heartbreaking 

  • Larsbigtoe April 14, 2018 (6:27 pm)

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows who the person is. A name or, any info would be great. If u know something, say something g

    • WSB April 14, 2018 (7:34 pm)

      The Medical Examiner releases IDs, usually around mid-afternoon on weekdays, so we might hear on Monday.

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