Update: No new information on Alki shooting before tomorrow

ORIGINAL 11:23 AM REPORT: Since Seattle Police hadn’t released any new information since Saturday morning regarding Friday night’s shooting at an Alki home (original WSB coverage here; followup here), we checked first thing today with the SPD Media Unit. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb tells us some new details are likely to be available this afternoon – potentially, regarding the rifle police say the 59-year-old man pointed at them, and regarding the three officers who opened fire. Sgt. Whitcomb confirms the man – who was described in scanner traffic Friday night, before transport to the hospital, as having “one gunshot wound to the abdomen” – is still alive. We’ll publish a separate followup when we find out more.

3:30 PM: Just checked back with Sgt. Whitcomb, who says the SPD briefing on Friday’s shooting isn’t happening till tomorrow, so no new information will be forthcoming today.

4 Replies to "Update: No new information on Alki shooting before tomorrow"

  • marty September 7, 2010 (2:30 pm)

    One hit for three shots?? That guy was lucky!

  • Annoyed September 7, 2010 (4:26 pm)

    That’s one hit from three shooters, shooting multiple times. He’s very lucky. However, it does worry me that all those shots were fired and they only hit the suspect once. That means the rest of those bullets are all over the place, likely mostly in back of the house. But still, think of the bystanders that could have been hurt. It seems excessive but then again I’m not a police officer.

  • WestSeattleDrew September 7, 2010 (5:04 pm)

    Sounds like they need to spend a little time at the gun range.

  • Babs September 8, 2010 (6:22 am)

    Seriously. We don’t want ‘unnecessary force’ by law enforcement, but when deadly force is needed, we want it to be accurate. Shows you that emotion and panic can take over even trained professionals. The delay in getting information out to the public is probably partly due to how bungling this makes the officers at the call look.

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