West Seattle Crime Watch: Police searching for possible armed person in car

(WSB photo)

1:18 PM: Police are converging on Westwood to look for a black 4-door Mercedes sedan reported to possibly have an armed person inside making threats about shooting someone. There is no report of anyone having been hurt, or actual gunfire, so far, but if you are seeing an increased police presence in the area, that’s what it’s about. The car may have up to six people inside; the person with a gun was described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s, and was last reported to have been seen near 26th SW and SW Barton. We’ll update with anything more we find out about.

1:37 PM: We’ve talked to police at the scene. So far, their investigation indicates this started as a dispute in the McDonald’s parking lot, with the threat stemming over jealousy related to a romantic relationship. They’re still looking for the car and suspect(s).

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Police searching for possible armed person in car"

  • W.C. Addle February 1, 2016 (1:31 pm)

    Hoping Seattle Police can find these criminals. Wonder if they passed a background check when they legally purchased a gun as well as paying an additional $0.25 tax on those bullets?

    • Seattlite February 1, 2016 (3:47 pm)

      Illegal gun.

  • Mookie February 1, 2016 (1:47 pm)

    I wonder if the gun was stolen from one of the gun owners I hear about on the police radio every day – getting their gun stolen from their parked car, or oops they just kept their shotgun “in the closet” where of course it was easy pickings during a break in? Regardless, wonder more if young men can be raised to not see guns as a solution, and not see domestic partners, girlfriends—even women they don’t know—as possessions.

    • Tim Jenkins February 1, 2016 (10:06 pm)

      Agreed Mookie. These young Men need a good strong talking to about manners and a good long hug.  Classic example of what happens when everyone doesn’t receive a trophy and Daddy doesn’t teach them respect. 

  • West Seattle Hipster February 1, 2016 (6:15 pm)

    That McDonalds is a magnet for crime, and sells unhealthy “food”.  Wish there was a better option in that spot.

  • JanS February 1, 2016 (6:41 pm)

    I’m imagining the argument: “she’s mine”  “no, she’s mine” “like  hell she is” “well, I’ll show you” SMH

  • Seattlite February 1, 2016 (6:41 pm)

    All of Westwood is becoming a magnet for shady characters.  Going to Target is a little scary because the shady characters find their way into the store.

  • South Delridge mom February 1, 2016 (7:36 pm)

    Speaking of Target … On Saturday, I parked on lot and texted a person back. Looked over and there were two men shooting up heroin into their stomachs. A woman came up to the window and started screaming at them to let her in. At least my son wasn’t with me.

  • they February 1, 2016 (7:42 pm)

    I have always found my trips to Westwood very uneventful… I remember a day when if your shot gun was in your closet and all the doors and windows in your house where closed that would mean… YOUR GUN WAS LOCKED UP !

  • East Coast Cynic February 1, 2016 (8:10 pm)

    “Would you like some fries with that Smith and Wesson?”

  • chemist February 1, 2016 (8:40 pm)

    I’m not sure the stomach makes a great injection site for heroin, but the abdomen a pretty common injection site for insulin. There’s a health center and pharmacy there too.

    • JanS February 1, 2016 (11:32 pm)

      @ Chemist. I use insulin shots to my abdomen.  My first thought was….how do you know it was heroin? Is that an assumption? Could be wrong.

  • Chuck February 2, 2016 (12:12 am)

    @Mookie: So, victim blame much? While you aren’t calling out a specific person (a WSB no-no), you take it right up to the limit there, IMHO. Legal gun owners aren’t the problem, and never have been. But it’s nice that you want to coddle the scummy crooks for breaking into locked homes and cars. 

  • Eric February 2, 2016 (4:24 am)

    @ Chuck  As a legal gun owner myself, with a CPL, your statement that legal gun owners are not the problem and never have been in inaccurate.   We only need to look at the recent theater shooting where a person with a CPL accidentally shot a woman when for whatever dumb reason was messing with his gun in the theater. The reason this guy brought his gun into the theater? He feared being shot. Ironic In November, a 25 year old took his (assumed to be legal, as there is no indication the person was charged with illegal possession of a firearm) gun and shot at another person because that person was “looking at him funny”, only to be shot by that person.  This article discusses the mass shootings and how the people obtained their guns. Most were legally obtained. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/03/us/how-mass-shooters-got-their-guns.html?rref=world&_r=0&module=ArrowsNav&contentCollection=U.S.&action=keypress&region=FixedRight&pgtype=Multimedia  As a gun owner, i find it absurd with the propaganda rhetoric lately with the attempt at re-branding  what a gun is ( a common advertising tactic) that like a hammer or screwdriver, that a gun is a tool, and if used incorrectly can bring harm or death. A gun is a weapon, plain and simple. Yes a hammer and screwdrivers are tools in which the primary purpose are to either hammer nails or tighten/loosen screws. And yes, they can be used as a weapon, being what might be called a secondary purpose. And to use the car analogy that is sometimes used to compare to a gun with the reverse re-branding that a car is also a weapon. The primary purpose of a car is to get people/things, etc. from point A to point B and if used correctly can cause bodily harm or death to all involved. But it is not a weapon, for that is not its primary purpose.   A gun on the other hand, it’s primary purpose is either to inflict harm, or is used as threat to inflict harm. It is a weapon, plain and simple. It is not a “tool”. Google gun definition and just about every definition starts with the words “A weapon……”  And for those who say their primary purpose for using a gun is simply target practice, target practice is exactly that….practice. It is means of becoming more familiar and skilled with the gun, it is not the primary purpose of a gun.  Discussions are never going to go anywhere if there are just knee jerk reactions one either side.Personally, I think everyone who buys a gun needs to take a gun safety class and pass it and have a certification before they can make a purchase. We don’t just let people buy cars and then drive them around. We make them take written and driving tests that they must pass.  Why shouldn’t we at least hold the same standard  for something that is classified as a weapon?    

  • W.C. Addle February 3, 2016 (2:46 pm)

    Fact: There is no law that requires a class prior to driving a car.  Background checks don’t prevent anything other than a legal sale.  

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