WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Fauntleroy/Edmunds shooting followup; 35th SW gunfire

We obtained the SPD report narratives today on two Friday night/early Saturday incidents:

FAUNTLEROY/EDMUNDS SHOOTING: The report doesn’t shine much light on the shooting that happened just before midnight Friday night (here’s our original coverage). It says the victim was shot in the left shoulder, lower abdomen, and left leg, and “was extremely uncooperative and refused to give any information about the suspect or where the shooting took place.” Police spoke with people who reported hearing the shots but no one who actually saw the gunfire; some said they saw/heard a vehicle speed away and gave differing descriptions of the vehicle – including the “red F-250” noted in our report, but also a “dark SUV” – as well as differing descriptions of a possible suspect. Police checked the area but did not find any shell casings.

35TH SW GUNFIRE: We only heard a bit about this at the time but later found an incident number so we could request the report today. Just before 2 am Saturday, police got a call from a couple who said someone in another car had fired shots at theirs near 35th/Barton. The shooter’s car had passed theirs westbound on SW Barton at “extremely high speed,” they said, and they flipped its driver off, doing that again when they caught up with the other car at the 35th/Barton stoplight. After they turned northbound onto 35th, the other driver followed them, they said, and someone in that car shot at theirs, breaking out the rear window and causing other damage, with what police eventually counted as evidence of 24 hits. No projectiles were found, and no one was hurt. The car from which the shots were fired was described only as a silver sedan missing its rear plate.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Fauntleroy/Edmunds shooting followup; 35th SW gunfire"

  • Jort October 26, 2020 (1:53 pm)

    It is truly remarkable how violent car drivers can be, sometimes. Shooting at somebody 24 times because they hurt your feelings is a sign of a broken culture.

  • Mel October 26, 2020 (3:01 pm)

    It’s really concerning to see what seems to be an increase in gun violence around here. 

  • WTF October 26, 2020 (4:47 pm)

    VOTE wisely.

  • Chris K October 27, 2020 (9:03 am)

    Help me understand how having more police officers would have prevented this.

    • Tyr1001 October 27, 2020 (11:45 am)

      Deterrence.  You can make the punishment untenable or you can make getting away with it exceedingly difficult. It doesn’t require an officer posted around every corner, just the chance that their may be is often enough to deter the crime. This is a natural truth, no different than a child learning that while the parents aren’t around it’s much easier to get away with things.

      • BF October 27, 2020 (8:45 pm)

        Except we there is plenty of evidence that the potential of police does NOT deter crime, so it is not a “natural truth” as you suggest. This study implies it would, in fact, take an officer on every corner to be a legitimate deterrent and that increased police presence did not cause more criminals to be apprehended. Police presence IS a deterrent, the potential of police presence is not.

        • Tyr1001 October 28, 2020 (8:06 am)

          So, are you agreeing that more police are required then? The paper appears to suggest that. It’s conclusion is that posted police produce a large, negative and very local effect on car thefts, the sole data point. It admits that the first month also shows a large, negative and general effect suggesting that it took time for criminals to realize that the guards were constrained to a very localized area. The paper also suggests that the results would be similar in regards to a higher patrolling police presence because car thefts occur quickly, but does not include any other form of violent or property crime as no data was collected.Ultimately, it appears that the paper shows an increased presence does in fact act as a deterrent albeit a local one for a certain type of property crime. What point were you looking to advance?  More or less police?

  • YouDontGnomeMe October 27, 2020 (9:35 am)

    Did anyone around 35th an Barton hear the shots Saturday? Something just seems off to me about this. I live where this happened, and was up around 2am that night, but heard no shots, no police, nothing. This is a loud intersection, and I’m a light sleeper who is frequently woken up by loud cars, sirens, or late night delivery trucks. Add that to the fact that “No projectiles were found, and no one was hurt” after TWENTY FOUR SHOTS??? There are also a number of businesses on 35th/Henderson; I wonder if there is any video of the cars?

    • HH October 27, 2020 (11:15 am)

      Yes, I live right by 35th and Barton intersection and was awake at the time. At around 1:40am, I heard 4 (and no more) LOUD shots – closest I’ve ever heard, followed by a car speeding away. By the time I looked out the window, they were gone. My roommate was also awake and heard it and we were both shocked.I called 911 and they said there have been multiple reports. A few minutes later, I watched a police car slowly drive northbound to the library where he did u-turn and slowly drove back southbound.  That was all I witnessed. 

  • MyersFam2 October 27, 2020 (2:36 pm)

    All this anti-police nonsense is only emboldening the criminal class.Less police presence = increased criminal presence.They can do whatever they want in our parks and streets with zero deterrents and what are you going to do about it tax payer?nothing

    • Ash October 29, 2020 (8:11 pm)

      They haven’t even cut police yet. All you hysterical people don’t you think the PANDEMIC going on might have more to do with increase in violence ? 

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