West Seattle Crime Watch: 1 arrested after High Point gunfire

FIRST REPORT, 4:29 PM: Not long after multiple people called 911 to report hearing gunfire in the High Point area, police got a report of a damaged vehicle near 31st and Bataan. They’re investigating, but there’s no report of any injuries so far. Updates to come.

4:36 PM: Photos added. And our crew says the helicopter in the area is just TV.

5:37 PM: Per scanner, police are looking for a suspect, and the search has blocked some parts of the area.

5:54 PM: Also per scanner, a suspect is in custody, after an arrest outside West Seattle.

11:52 PM: The jail register shows the suspect, a 37-year-old man, was booked for investigation of drive-by shooting, unlawful gun possession, and assault.

ADDED THURSDAY: The incident was written up today on SPD Blotter.

FRIDAY NOTE: The suspect remains in jail, bail set at $150,000. We’ll be checking later today on whether he is charged.

14 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 1 arrested after High Point gunfire"

  • CLL January 9, 2019 (4:37 pm)

    Chopper overhead now.

  • Worried January 9, 2019 (4:41 pm)

    Shoved my kids in my room on the floor and called this in. Living over here is getting scary. 

  • E January 9, 2019 (5:25 pm)

    31st is blocked off.  Cops all over and some K-9 around 31st and Graham. Street taped off.

  • Concerned January 9, 2019 (5:40 pm)

    Suspect barricaded in apartment refusing to come out

  • Jojo January 9, 2019 (6:16 pm)

    Came home from dentist and my road was blocked off…my son was inside. They finally let me go in to get him. Was scared to go back out, cuz my daughters were still in car up the street…they pointed guns at some woman who was trying to get in her car. Swat teams hiding behind their shields, guns out…went out my back door with son, police were swarming my back alley. They started yelling at us to run…get out of the way. I took my kids to grammas…wondering when it will be safe to go home. 

    • Babe206 January 9, 2019 (9:20 pm)

      I saw them at your door when I was driving by . So sorry I’s everything ok? 

  • Trickycoolj January 9, 2019 (6:37 pm)

    Looks like they’re next to the basketball court because I can see the mailman delivering at my mailbox in the background. Suddenly so thankful I had to work last minute OT today.  is the road open?

  • ByeHighPoint January 9, 2019 (8:49 pm)

    I lived in High Point for less than a year. My landlord let me terminate my year lease 2 months early because there was a shooting infront of my place on a Sunday afternoon, in broad daylight. I was always in fear living there. Had an attempted break in within the first week! Constant violence and harassment. I am so thankful I got out of there!

  • Jeff January 10, 2019 (8:30 am)

    So glad I left West Seattle – especially High Point – gunfire every couple of weeks. Such a shame.

  • BK January 10, 2019 (2:11 pm)

    moving here was the biggest mistake of my entire life

  • dfd January 10, 2019 (2:21 pm)

    Seattle is not a rough place. These people are not poor. Why all the wanna be gangsters and crime!

  • Patrick January 10, 2019 (5:18 pm)

    So, the person arrested was charged with unlawful gun possession.  That must mean it is illegal for him to posses a gun, and certainly illegal for him to fire that same gun.  Certainly this individual must be aware of these facts.   I don’t understand, how could this possibly be happening as we have numerous gun laws in place to keep this from happening.   Oh, I forgot, current gun laws are only expected to impact the law abiding, legally owning/carrying citizens.   Yes, the Seattle progressive way.   Opinions aside, I am thankful that nobody was in fact injured by this incident. 

    • WSB January 10, 2019 (5:37 pm)

      He is a convicted felon, according to what I have found so far. How does potentially charging him with unlawful firearm possession mean the law is only affecting lawful gun owners?

      • patrick January 11, 2019 (3:14 pm)

         Merely pointing out the ongoing progressive movement that is making every possible attempt to restrict, or at the very least, scare law abiding citizens away from owning a handgun.  While most every legal gun owner is absolutely no danger to the public, (the criminal element is), those same legal gun owners face potential repercussions from the recent crazy laws passed, and new ones being pushed.  Just trying to point out the hypocritical nature of the anti gun movement.   As you must know, criminals do not care one bit about gun laws.  

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