Suspect charged with murder, jailed in 2015 West Seattle double shooting

(WSB photos from October 24, 2015)

Exactly three years ago – on October 24, 2015 – two men were shot at 23rd SW and SW Willow (map). 24-year-old Jerome Jackson died. 34-year-old Paul Carter III was seriously injured but survived. Later that morning, with SWAT assistance, Nigel S. Hogan was arrested at his house about half a mile away.

But Hogan claimed self-defense, and was released four days later, never charged – until now. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges of second-degree murder and assault against Hogan on Tuesday, citing a forensic analysis of blood-spatter evidence that they say disproved the self-defense claims. As with the original probable-cause documents three years ago, the charging papers say Hogan, Jackson, and the dead man’s brother knew each other but hadn’t been getting along for years. With the charges resulting in a warrant for his arrest, Hogan, now 28 years old, was taken into custody by police in West Seattle tonight and booked into jail. His bail is set at $1 million.

11 Replies to "Suspect charged with murder, jailed in 2015 West Seattle double shooting"

  • Overthere October 24, 2018 (11:59 pm)

    Why did the analysis take so long? Is this what happens to most crime evidence in Seattle? Not surprised.

    • WSB October 25, 2018 (12:10 am)

      No, it’s not a “Seattle” thing. The state crime lab backlog has been quite thoroughly reported for years.
      However, I can’t say for sure that the backlog was responsible – since this all just happened tonight, I won’t get to try asking anyone those questions until tomorrow. The charging documents have one specific citation of the state lab – blood spatter pattern analysis done in August 2017 – but other components of the case likely involved analysis as well, including DNA and ballistics. – TR

    • 56bricks October 25, 2018 (8:41 am)

      TR is like my wife. She knows everything and is always right.

  • Eddie October 25, 2018 (6:46 am)

    “…analysis take so long?”

    It’s not a TV show. Be happy they did analysis at all.

  • Swede. October 25, 2018 (6:48 am)

    Dexter would figured it out much faster!

    Joking aside, good work SPD!

  • 56bricks October 25, 2018 (8:38 am)

    Been here since 1969, owned a business since 1978 and the neghorhood has changed big time. Apologise for the criminals all you want (until they affect YOU!)

    • Annoyed October 25, 2018 (9:12 pm)

      Well what have you done to improve the neigborhood, if it’s gotten so bad help fix it! 

  • Laura Williamson October 25, 2018 (8:44 am)


  • momof3boys October 25, 2018 (8:56 am)

    Way to go SPD.  Now it’s up to the rest of the justice system. #reallife #notasseenonTV

  • Sin October 25, 2018 (9:05 am)

    I’m still staying they can’t do that the case should have been closed I know murders that got cases closed fast just because there was no way of knowing who the killer was do homicide never closes murder cases correct or am I lost.

    • WSB October 25, 2018 (2:56 pm)

      No – murder cases generally remain open and active. Some have been solved after decades.

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