Funeral for murdered boy set for West Seattle church

One of the headlines from tonight’s West Seattle Community Safety Partnership meeting — the Southwest Precinct is working on security for a high-profile funeral that will be held in West Seattle next week. Lt. Steve Paulsen told the WSCSP tonight that the funeral for Deche Morrison, the 14-year-old found shot dead in South Seattle last Friday, is set for Tuesday at Freedom Church (35th SW & Roxbury), and Lt. Paulsen says you can expect to see a sizable police presence in the area. There are security concerns because police have not arrested anyone yet in this killing, nor in the killing of another teenage boy; the gang unit reportedly is looking into both. (More of the WSCSP meeting toplines tomorrow.) ADDED 12:30 PM WEDNESDAY: For those who had asked what time this will be happening next Tuesday — 11 am.

3 Replies to "Funeral for murdered boy set for West Seattle church"

  • Trick January 15, 2008 (11:28 pm)

    Last time they had a large service such as this, I had 2 Cars parked in front of my Driveway.
    Thanks for the heads up, I hope to find out about the date and time when it’s released.

  • WSB January 15, 2008 (11:59 pm)

    I’ll be looking for that info in the morning. When Lt. Paulsen mentioned it tonight, I figured it would be easy to find additional details online. It wasn’t. I haven’t even found a Freedom Church website so far.

  • Trick January 18, 2008 (6:32 pm)

    Thank you for the update!
    Much appreciated, I’ll let my neighbors know as well.

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