Followup: Alki police-shootout suspect pleads not guilty

Thomas Qualls, the Alki man shot by police when he allegedly fired at them, was in court this morning. King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office spokesperson Dan Donohoe says he pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree assault (each of which has a “firearms enhancement”). He remains in jail, where he’s been since he was released from the hospital five days after the September 3rd shooting; his next court date is October 6th. (For the police narrative of how the incident reportedly unfolded, see our story from the day charges were filed.)

2 Replies to "Followup: Alki police-shootout suspect pleads not guilty"

  • Adam September 22, 2010 (7:39 pm)

    Subject says not guilty, body says guilty, which is it? I’m confused.

    • WSB September 22, 2010 (8:07 pm)

      Fixed, headline was correct, thank you for pointing it out. Reminds me of old arguments we used to have about people writing “pleaded innocent” into news copy even though there is no such plea, just because of the guilty/not-guilty confusion that can occur on behalf of we hapless writers (and in TV, anchors would sometimes roll right past that “not”) – TR

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