UPDATE: Man shot, killed near Roxbury Shell

(Added: WSB photos)

8:09 PM: If you’re hearing all the sirens – King County Sheriff’s Deputies and medics are converging on the Shell station at Roxbury/(corrected) 28th, where a shooting victim was found. Radio communication so far indicates they’re not yet sure where the victim was shot – possibly somewhere nearby, and then ran to the store before collapsing. Deputies are reporting a vehicle with bullet holes, too. Updates as we get them.

8:15 PM: So far they’re investigating the possibility it might have happened near Roxbury Lanes; the shot-up vehicle is in that area. Also note, the Guardian One helicopter is headed this way to assist in the search.

8:25 PM: The shooter is believed to have gotten away in a vehicle – no clear description yet – so the helicopter has moved on; deputies are also checking the Roxbury Safeway parking lot. The victim is getting treatment indicating life-threatening wounds and will be taken to the hospital by medic unit.

8:43 PM: The victim’s headed for Harborview; deputies are still talking to potential witnesses and trying to narrow down where exactly the gunfire happened. We’re told the car with the bullet holes may just have been caught in the crossfire. Meantime, KCSO confirms the victim’s injuries are life-threatening (reported in the early going as at least three gunshot wounds) and says “this will likely remain an active scene for several hours.”

10:07 PM: We’ve been monitoring, but no further updates.

9:31 AM: King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Tim Meyer confirms the victim died overnight. No arrest so far.

FRIDAY NIGHT NOTE: We’re aware that our coverage is being pointed to by websites claiming the victim was a well-known rapper. So far we have no confirmation of his ID, not even his age, but we’ll update if and when we get that from a credible source.

114 Replies to "UPDATE: Man shot, killed near Roxbury Shell"

  • Kristin July 29, 2021 (8:18 pm)

    At the Shell? Or the 76? 

    • WSB July 29, 2021 (8:33 pm)

      Sorry, I had the location a block off; co-publisher is the one out at the scene. It’s the Shell that’s right across from Roxbury Safeway (at 28th, not 30th as I originally wrote).

  • todd miller July 29, 2021 (8:21 pm)

    10 Spd units just run down Roxbury With air support

  • StopCuttingDownTrees July 29, 2021 (8:23 pm)

    Guardian One is fluttering over our house in Arbor Heights 1/2-mile away from the Shell station. We heard no shots but we’re locking down and arming ourselves until further notice.

    • melt-them-down July 30, 2021 (8:52 am)

      Wondering if stopcuttingdown trees is still locked down and armed? There has been no notice that all is safe, so their barricade should continue?I felt no need to barricade and arm myself.  The odds of the shooter in this type of gun conflict also storming and shooting people, stopcuttingdowntrees,  in their homes is less than minuscule.   The danger of possessing firearms is not minuscule.  —-Factually, armed and barricade paranoid stopcuttingdowntrees is less safe by arming up.

      • The King July 30, 2021 (11:26 am)

        Stopcutting being armed is only less safe for the criminal the way I see it. Maybe you’re new to the area. People have been tied up, house ransacked and shot in broad daylight up here. Having a means to defend yourself in your own home is better than a spit in the face or waiting for a kind word specialist social worker to show up way after the help is needed. Don’t be so judgmental, it’s a constitutional right. 

        • Bill July 30, 2021 (2:58 pm)

          Indeed, Elvis. Like the one in 2016:

          Burglars ransack Seattle couple’s home, bust open gun safe and steal three AR-15s

        • West Seattle resident July 31, 2021 (2:09 pm)

          More Guns= more senseless deathsonly an idiot could think otherwise

    • LISA ANGEL August 1, 2021 (7:28 pm)

      Cutting down trees makes an excellent point, we do need to protect ourselves, maybe prioritize the threat as no ALERT OF DANGER given.  The best way to protect our homes Is to have ADEQUATE  SECURITY.  Can someone get into ur home easily? Do u have 3 levels of protection on every possible entry?  If n when they get to you, all will be ready. Careful who you shoot as some have killed family, friends n neighbors with that HYPER VIGILANCE  MENTALITY, don’t be trigger happy. I study each n every entry point to my home, even have friends try to get in to show weak points. Heard once a bullet is shot can travel 1/2 miles, is that true???PROTECT THEN DEFEND!!!

  • Anonymouse July 29, 2021 (8:27 pm)

    Yeah, this is just a few blocks from our house. Been hearing the sirens and helicopter since around 8pm. Hope all gets resolved quickly and that no one is seriously injured.

  • S July 29, 2021 (8:28 pm)

    Seatac and Burien Sheriffs’ cars sitting in front of our house on Barton, lights flashing for nearly 15 minutes. Not much activity to see otherwise

    • WSB July 29, 2021 (8:30 pm)

      That’s part of “containment” where they station units around a perimeter just in case.

  • DEBBY July 29, 2021 (8:38 pm)

    Is there a description of the shooters vehicle yet?

    • WSB July 29, 2021 (8:48 pm)

      No, there have been multiple possible descriptions, dark sedan, light sedan, that’s the way these things tend to be in the early going – same for the shooter.

  • Flivver July 29, 2021 (8:41 pm)

    stopcuttingdowntrees.  Really??????????????????

    • armup July 29, 2021 (9:26 pm)

      What seems to be the problem flivver?Stay safe Stopcuttingdowntrees, we are doing what you’re doing. 

    • ArmedAndResponsible July 29, 2021 (9:39 pm)

      When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. 

    • Colby July 29, 2021 (9:57 pm)

      During this, I was on a bike ride. Great sunset. I feel no need to arm myself. I even road by 35th and Roxbury. I guess some people choose to overreact. 

      • Rhonda July 29, 2021 (10:21 pm)

        If you were on a bike ride when this happened, then you A) had no idea what was going on with all the sirens B) were probably nowhere near the scene C) don’t own a house full of loved ones near the shooting D) probably feel the police overreacted, too.

        • Colby July 29, 2021 (11:58 pm)

          A) Checked my fitness tracker app timestamp. I was at 39th & 98th when it was reported. And about 20 minutes later had completed my loop of Lincoln Park and was at 35th/Barton, before turning south towards Roxbury. I knew something was up when I saw the helicopter overhead. B) Not during, but shortly after. You can hear it on my doorbell camera. C) I do own a home and my loved ones were home at the time. D) That statement just makes no sense. 

          • Jim July 30, 2021 (2:19 am)

            You know that it can take some time between a report going out and the incident actually occurring correct?!

      • ArkAngel July 29, 2021 (10:28 pm)

        I agree with you the last thing we all need is another vigilante gun slinger standing by his door. Also, if you arm yourself just do it. No need to post and tell us you’re playing cop. 

        • Rob July 30, 2021 (6:31 am)

          I’m going to post on the blog to tell people they don’t need to post on the blog. 

        • Alki resident July 30, 2021 (7:26 am)

          Nobody is playing cop. If a shooter is on the run and desperate, they can easily end up in someone’s house. Happens all the time. It’s you or him. Police can’t always be there in time. 

          • bill July 30, 2021 (7:07 pm)

            Alki Resident: Happens all the time? When?

        • Chuck Jacobs July 30, 2021 (10:03 am)

          Do you have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your house? Of course you do. Does that mean you’re a wanna-be fireman who fantasizes about watching houses burn? No, of course not.
          We can own guns, but there’s no need to discuss it?  I think that if criminals were aware of the number of people willing to defend themselves, their families and homes, there would be less crime and fewer overall people getting shot.

          • Kent Daniels July 30, 2021 (12:57 pm)

            Chuck, you appear to be a person who exhibits the ability to think logically and who can apply reason and good judgment when it comes to dealing with dangerous situations. However, you are saying that if criminals were aware of the number of people willing to defend themselves that there would be less crime. The problem here is that you are assuming that criminals have the same reasoning and judgement skills that you possess. They don’t. Especially not while in the heightened emotional state during which most violent crime is carried out. Your possession of a gun and advertising the fact will not deter these shooters. It might get you robbed though —by someone in need of a gun to go out and shoot someone else. (Speaking from experience on this last point).

          • Nova July 30, 2021 (1:53 pm)

            Exactly, Chuck. 

          • This July 30, 2021 (7:03 pm)

            Did you just compare a highly efficient killing device, often used in criminal activity, to smoke detectors and fire extinguishers? Haven’t heard of those devices being used frequently to intimidate, threaten, injure, and kill people.

            Very sorry to hear that another person has lost their life to gun violence.

    • heartless July 30, 2021 (7:58 am)

      I think the funniest part of all this is how whenever there is a knife attack, or an axe is involved in a crime, people like Bradley pop up and point out how much more dangerous knives and axes are, and laugh and smirk about oh, maybe we should make those things illegal, since they’re so much more effective than guns.  e.g., “9mm hole vs Grand Canyon slash? I’d rather be shot with a Glock than hacked with an axe, any day.” – trees, july 6 2021

      But then when they get scared and hunker down, suddenly it’s guns, guns, guns all the way down.  I wonder why that would be…

      • armup July 30, 2021 (12:50 pm)

        There’s nothing funny about any of this heartless. Nothing.  Another shooting in Seattle, another person in Seattle shot dead. Again. Think of the family and friends before you tell everyone how infinitely safe it is and how everyone is just overreacting to this incident. The comment about the leisurely bike ride going on where/while this person was murdered is very very disrespectful. So glad to hear you supposedly weren’t bothered by the murder happening by you.

        • heartless July 30, 2021 (6:35 pm)

          Hey, Armup, maybe relax a minute and pick up a dictionary.  “Funny” can have a couple different definitions.

          And as for being disrespectful?  In my book it’s a pretty damn disrespectful response to someone being killed by a gun to say “Hey, we have guns too!  Guns are great!”  But maybe that’s just me.

      • Eric1 July 30, 2021 (4:16 pm)

        Heartless.  Note that stop cutting down trees (nor anyone  else) ever say what they are armed with in their homes.  It is a true statement that an axe might be more dangerous than your average 9mm Glock.  But perhaps I’d rather get hit by an axe than a Remington 12 ga. or a .308 from an M1. Home defense weaponry is entirely different  from what perps carry on the street. Basically, home owners are not poor and, should they choose to be armed, it likely won’t be with just a single Glock 9mm. 

        • heartless July 30, 2021 (5:22 pm)

          ” Note that stop cutting down trees (nor anyone  else) ever say what they are armed with in their homes.”

          Right, because while they love to trot out the old “ACTUALLY, knives and axes are much more dangerous than guns!” line whenever there is gun (or axe) violence, there is a reason none of them would just grab a knife or axe for whatever home defense fantasies are running through their heads.

          Because they know guns are more dangerous; they know guns are better at stopping another human being (parse that how you will). 

          Point is, and this won’t come as a shock to anyone with half a brain, they are being incredibly disingenuous in their arguments.

          • This July 30, 2021 (7:19 pm)

            Every home concerned about self defense should arm themselves with a good quality baseball bat.

            Yes, this can effectively intimidate, harm, and even kill someone, but more likely to be used in a real home defense situation, and less likely to be used in the myriad of reckless, impulsive, and violent ways that guns are used.

            You can’t walk around concealing a baseball bat in your pants very easily, you can’t easily drive-by-bat someone or their house, you can’t almost instantly take multiple lives with a baseball bat.

            People under threat of a bat have a chance to run away.

            Bats for home protection, no more guns.

          • Eric1 July 30, 2021 (10:50 pm)

            Heartless, I thought I was pretty clear that home defense and street crime are two different things regarding how weapons are used, which weapons are used and the lethality of weapons.  But you be you.   Personally I worry about the criminals on the street and not the weapon they are using (understanding that criminals can be lethal) because criminals don’t engage in home defense.  I don’t personally see a need for being armed with a gun (knives are better) but I can see why someone would choose a firearm for home defense.  

  • Insertname July 29, 2021 (8:52 pm)

    I just read that a twenty-one year old male was shot in Magnolia earlier today. The shootings just don’t seem to end. 

  • ramon July 29, 2021 (9:01 pm)

    Any description of the victim?

    • WSB July 29, 2021 (9:21 pm)

      Male, is all we know.

  • E July 29, 2021 (9:05 pm)

    At 7:58 my ring shows 3 cars driving fast down 30th in the north direction. 2 of them driving on the wrong side of the road. Seems suspicious. 

    • Jenben July 29, 2021 (9:24 pm)

      You should share with the police? 

    • Angelina Leath August 3, 2021 (5:19 pm)

      Please email me do can hiu see or make out the make or model or the color of the cars my cousin is the one who was killed have you shared this with police please

  • TJ July 29, 2021 (9:23 pm)

    Yes Flivver, that’s really what Stoppcuttingdowntrees said. What is your issue with that? They didn’t say they were driving around armed looking for anyone. Just arming themselves in their house. That is their right and questioning that is comical. Neutered police combined with not enough officers and shootings going back to early 1990’s levels means people will look to protect themselves, as unlikely as it is this shooter/shooters will end up at their house 

    • armup July 29, 2021 (9:31 pm)

      Exactly.  Thanks TJ. 

    • Colby July 29, 2021 (10:39 pm)

      Though, this does not matter much since this happened in the county (KCSO) and not within Seattle. But there are currently 1,433 sworn officers on SPD’s payroll. In 2019, there were 1,419. 

      • John Smith July 30, 2021 (1:05 am)

        The “county line” at Roxbury has been exploited by criminals for decades. I am encouraged by what seems to be increased cooperation between city and county near SW Roxbury.

      • Fact Checking July 30, 2021 (6:40 am)

        I just checked because your numbers confused me, the current count of officers…

        • WSB July 30, 2021 (10:03 am)

          As a website owner, I warn you, please don’t cite Google Snippets. They can be inaccurate, as is the case with too much that’s automated. Here is the actual current SPD staffing info, directly from SPD itself, in a week-old memo to the City Council:
          See page 2. While SPD is currently funded for 1,343 officers, it has 1,212 – 1,178 of them “fully trained” – 1,070 total in service.


          • Colby July 30, 2021 (10:55 am)

            That’s interesting the link you posted contradicts this link. https://www.seattle.gov/police/about-us/about-the-department/department-fact-sheet1,433 sworn officers, 1,325 deployable. 

          • WSB July 30, 2021 (11:23 am)

            The city’s website is not always kept up (trust me, as someone who has to use it for research A LOT – I cover meetings, briefings, send out inquiries, talk to people, etc., and too often the resulting info is more up to date than what you’ll find on a webpage unless it’s a dynamic source such as an ongoing data dashboard) … Frustrating for sure. I only know about the memo because I was reading it last night after it was linked from a city councilmember’s news release.

          • WSB August 1, 2021 (12:13 am)

            No, that’s just another site reporting the same exact thing we’re reporting. Authorities have NOT identified the victim; friends/family have. Read the second paragraph again: “While police did not identify the victim, friends of the rapper confirmed his identity.” The paragraph, otherwise, is yet another uncredited rewrite; it’s been almost amusing to see the sheer volume of those around the web. – TR

  • Peter July 29, 2021 (9:55 pm)

    Praying that the injured man recovers. There seems to be an epidemic of violence in the Seattle area at the present time. 

    • Nobody July 30, 2021 (7:29 pm)

      He died unfortunately. RIP Gonzoe. Was a rapper and affiliated with Tupac and the outlaws back in the day. 

      • WSB July 30, 2021 (7:44 pm)

        I’m seeing on so/media that Gonzoe the rapper died but not yet seeing a confirmed connection to this death – no ID from the Medical Examiner on today’s list. Link?

  • Scubafrog July 29, 2021 (10:15 pm)

    If we had a responsible police force, it wouldn’t have been “neutered”.  But it is, and “most calls don’t require armed police response”. I hope this victim recovers!  Sad day on Roxbury.   No amount of police could’ve prevented this (unless they have recognition?) – somehow the far right think so.  We live in a big city, and our low crime rate reflects an educated populace that won’t tolerate a police-state, or rampant crime.  Seattle is VERY safe.  Ironically the fauxconservatives seem to always want more govt, and more police – then claim otherwise.  SAD!

    • Rob July 30, 2021 (6:36 am)

      No. How about enforcing current laws. When we find out the shooter has 12 felonies and multiple warrants, will you come back here and back us horrible conservatives again? It’s probably some white supremacist NRA guy again. They keep doing it 

    • Mike July 30, 2021 (6:40 am)


    • Cogburn July 30, 2021 (7:49 am)

      Yes, the police somehow cause all these shootings in Seattle.  If we get rid of all of them, there will be no more crime

    • getoveryourselfconservatives July 30, 2021 (8:32 am)

      Wow, I could not have said it better myself. These faux-conservatives never fail to contradict themselves. They claim to support trigger happy police and their use of excessive force when black and brown people are rightfully protesting police brutality, but then complain about police not doing enough or taking too long and that’s why they are arm themselves. Disclaimer: I’m not pro or anti 2A, I simply understand and respect we have a second amendment that allows citizens to arm themselves. There’s no need to announce you’re paranoid and going to “lock down” and “arm yourself”, we may be in a pandemic, but this isn’t the apocalypse. 

    • Data July 30, 2021 (8:41 am)

      Data seems to indicate otherwise. Isn’t the left all about data and science? And the “neutering” of SPD and other police wasn’t a result of poor police performance locally. It was total pandering based on issues elsewhere. It’s not that the police are “precognitive,” it’s more about enforcing the law and preventing future crime by not passing new laws that enable criminal behavior. Some of which isn’t even related to police responsibility, it’s a socio-economic issue. 

    • S - In West Seattle July 30, 2021 (8:46 am)

      I’m going to have to disagree with you on this. Police need to be armed at all times as they don’t know what type of call they will be going to while on shift. We are losing police way faster than we can replace at this time and we can’t have two different types of police (armed and unarmed). You are correct that no amount of police could have prevented this, but police that can enforce the laws and city attorneys that don’t prosecute those laws that are on the books create lawlessness. It starts with the small crimes and moves up. If you don’t handle those smaller ones it becomes increasingly bigger law that people start to break as no one is stopping them. Also Seattle crime rate has gone up especially the murder rate which is up 68%, which is a 26 year high.

    • AHResident July 30, 2021 (9:13 am)

      Be sure to remind this man’s grieving family that Seattle is VERY safe.  Take your political commentary elsewhere.  Someone’s loved one was was just murdered in the street in OUR community. Have some humanity.

    • momabear July 30, 2021 (9:42 am)

      Totally disagree with you, and I am not a conservative been voting Democrat my whole life (until this year). The police force in seattle is extremely professional, and one of the most diverse police forces in the country. Since BLM movement demanded an arbitrary 50% cut to police budget we have lost 270 officers, and crime is going up measurably, as well as response times. Not only are there less officers on the street, they can no longer pursue drunk drivers in chases, enforce illegal street parking of homeless RVs, arrest people who posses hard drugs, etc. This has emboldened criminals in terms of thinking they can get away with crimes, and and when you have a better chance of getting caught, they are less likely to commit these shootings in the first place (in this case the shooter got away). Not agreeing with the cuts to the police forces is not the same thing as wanting a police state. Dont blame the far right, left leaning democrats are getting fed up with these far left policies as well.

    • Wseattleite July 30, 2021 (1:47 pm)

      I do not know why so many on this blog go on tirades about the “right”.  This is as “left” a leaning town as there is.  If you want to complain about the state of affairs, be it current crime or vaccination rates, it is disingenuous to blame that which barely exists here.  Blame what is here in droves.

      • *Highfive* July 30, 2021 (4:19 pm)

        @WseattleiteThis is one of the best posts I’ve ever seen on any blog, forum, or news site. Honesty, thank you for this post. It’s incredibly articulate and accurate for the current political turmoil our staye is experiencing. 

      • Mel July 31, 2021 (5:28 am)

        Yes to this! As a moderate Democrat and POC, I’ve been called right wing and a Trump voter more times than I can count on here. Because I want our community to be safe? Because I believe in enforcing laws? People need to get a grip.

  • Steven Burnett July 30, 2021 (8:40 am)

    How are you monitoring the radio? What’s your set up?

    • WSB July 30, 2021 (9:40 am)

      If you mean us, we still use the same Uniden HomePatrol II we’ve had for years.

      • Steven Burnett July 30, 2021 (12:25 pm)

        Neat! I’ve been wanting a scanner for a long time but was afraid to get something useless. 

        • M.B. July 30, 2021 (3:35 pm)

          You can listen to various local police, fire, and ems scanners online at Broadcastify.https://m.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2974

        • Radio Active July 30, 2021 (9:49 pm)

          Unfortunately, King County is right now building a new radio system under the umbrella of PSERN.It will take a few years to complete and some time to transition.  Once the agencies transition to PSERN its highly likely this radio traffic will be encrypted.

  • Flivver July 30, 2021 (9:08 am)

    TJ. The image i have is of you “armed citizens” sitting in your house with your guns pointed at the door waiting for the “bad guy’s” that you’re sure will burst through at any moment.

    • Reed July 30, 2021 (5:00 pm)

      Exactly, but more often than not it is a family member or friend coming through the door who gets wasted, resulting in yet another needless gun death.

      • Chuck Jacobs July 30, 2021 (5:34 pm)

        “More often than not… ”
        Can you give a documented example of that ever happening anywhere?

        • heartless July 30, 2021 (8:03 pm)

          Chuck Jacobs:  Why are you incapable of looking this up yourself?

          This took me 30 seconds to find, and it lists dozens of examples…

          Take home message from the article:
          But research suggests that a gun kept in the home is more likely to be used against its owner, to bully or kill a romantic partner, to be left where children can find it, or be stolen, than for legitimate self-defense purposes.

  • Shufflerunner July 30, 2021 (9:15 am)

    Times is reporting the victim died overnight. 

    • WSB July 30, 2021 (9:26 am)

      Just getting on the morning followup rounds so if that’s true we’ll be updating soon.

      • WSB July 30, 2021 (9:36 am)

        … and KCSO confirms the victim did not survive. No details about him so far.

  • zark00 July 30, 2021 (9:34 am)

    Thank you Colby and Scubafrog for a brief glimpse of sanity in the face of our hyperbolic, gun-toting, neighbors who fail to understand crime rates and public safety not to mention the inherent risk to their loved ones by panicking and arming themselves while massively overreacting to an incident miles away from them.People like stopcuttingtrees, tj and armup make us all less safe. They encourage panic and hysteria. They actively endanger themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors with wildly irresponsible gun use like panicking, barricading doors, and “arming up” in the face of completely imagined dangers. 1/2 mile away, you cannot be seriously that clueless. This is EXACTLY how accidental gun deaths happen. Take a class, learn to use a firearm responsibly, or just get rid of them. 

    • Steven July 30, 2021 (10:09 am)

      I totally concur zarkoo.

    • Lol July 30, 2021 (10:12 am)

      Seems like you’re entirely missing the point that this shooting wasn’t done by a lawful gun owner. High crime rates aren’t because of lawful gun owners either.  A man was just killed by a criminal who is still at large, and the abhorrent comment section here is more focused on praising how safe our city allegedly is and vilifying people who abide by the law. Do better.

    • momabear July 30, 2021 (10:31 am)

      Being armed has stopped two violent attacks to me and my family. You can keep firearms secured properly and safely. When a male much larger and stronger then me tried to attack me, showing them I was armed stopped them in their tracks. No one has been hurt. Being armed does not mean you are sitting their with gun pointed at your door, not everyone armed are ‘gun nuts’

    • StopCuttingDownTrees July 30, 2021 (1:12 pm)

      There are roughly 650,000 of your fellow Washington State residents who have concealed pistol licenses, and that number has grown substantially since the chaos of 2020 (ask any county clerk as to their CPL backlog). We literally had King County and Seatac deputies and officers searching our front yards and street during the (now murder) response. For you to mock our decision to arm ourselves to protect our families is the sort of passive-aggressive behavior that’s so typical of keyboard commandos such as yourself. Perhaps YOU’RE the one who should “take a class” and learn just how many “responsible” gun owners are your neighbors, co-workers, dentist, hairdresser, cashiers, etc?

  • anonyme July 30, 2021 (10:49 am)

    I recently started walking to Safeway due to no bus service in Arbor Heights.  It’s a difficult walk with a cane, but I risked it.  I used to stop by there on the way home from work. There was always sketchy behavior in the area, but something has changed – including the guy next to the sidewalk just standing there with his pants down.  It’s just much creepier now, especially with all the shootings.  Living in Seattle, I’m feeling more and more like a prisoner in my own home.  Although I disagree with it in theory, I can understand the mentality of wanting to establish an armed fortress.

  • W/S Native July 30, 2021 (1:15 pm)

    Today the Shell station.  A couple of weeks ago the 76 station a few hundred feet away.  The last few weeks and months several shootings, stabbings, and killings all happening in Burien and north to the ” City County” line.  KCSO Sgt. Meyer always addresses us of these.  I don’t know about any of you but where in the HELL is the top dog sheriff Mitzi?  It’s pathetic the lack of leadership.  Officer Steve Cox has never been so missed in our community than now.

    • StopCuttingDownTrees July 30, 2021 (11:45 pm)

      Sheriff Mitzi has been a tremendous disappointment. It’s no wonder after her couple years of poor leadership and antics that her deputies have officially requested her ousting. Her ineptitude is one reason King County has become far less safe than it was under her predecessor, even though he deserved to be voted out.

  • David July 30, 2021 (1:23 pm)

    Ok.  Context. COVID is not done (it will never be, it will always be here).King County has not reported any COVID deaths since July 15th (vaccinated or unvaccinated).On the other hand, 5 people were killed by guns last weekend, this one person today.Point being, you are FAR more likely to be killed by gun violence than COVID.  COVID is real, but it’s not NEAR the death threat (esp if vaccinated) that gun violence is in King County.  Think about that.

    • ltfd July 30, 2021 (2:50 pm)

      Absolutely untrue.

      King Co. shooting deaths 2021 = 42 persons.
      King Co. COVID deaths 2021 = 1679 persons

      • Kathy July 30, 2021 (9:49 pm)

        Wait, I think  you are trying to cite total King Co Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic 17 months ago, not deaths in 2021.

  • Flivver July 30, 2021 (5:21 pm)

    Mommabear. I have NO problem with you, or anybody else protecting themselves with a weapon. But, here in the real world how often does that need REALLY happen?  Educate me on the last time WSB did a story on a homeowner shooting a burglar. Unless there is someone in your home 24/7/365 a gun won’t scare anybody and will be stolen and used against an innocent person. Does the 2nd amendment protect that right??? Also, educate me on how many weapons are stolen every year from homes/cars and now used by criminals.

  • TJ July 30, 2021 (6:39 pm)

    Flivver, I have nine guns in my house. 4 were mostly for hunting before I realized I didn’t really like it. I also have 2 handguns and 2 assault rifles. They are secured in a safe and never had a issue with my now adult children. I also have a concealed weapons permit but almost never pack. I hate the political climate here and this push to look to other ways to punish criminals, or flat out let them go, while ignoring the victims justice demands. Modern formal policing and the criminal justice system came about to stop the vendetta system and revenge factor that was the norm in the 19th century as there wasn’t a reliable or trustworthy police force and court system. Seconds count when there is imminent danger and the police are minutes away. What I will say is if someone tries to get into my house they are going to have to come over me and it won’t work out for them. We do not hear of homeowners shooting intruders often, but what we also don’t hear are the numerous stories of people scaring off potential intruders with the threat of their gun. 

  • AJ July 30, 2021 (8:38 pm)

    Damn bro this was a rapper named Gonzoe. Affiliate of Tupac and ice cube.. I wonder what he was doing up here 

    • WSB July 30, 2021 (9:19 pm)

      We are still trying to confirm this. One of his social media posts from two weeks ago was recorded nearby so that places him here recently,

    • Roulette July 31, 2021 (3:19 am)

      He moved out there to take care of his sick father…..so sad!!!!

  • Kaspur July 30, 2021 (8:55 pm)

    Rip Rapper Gonzoe

  • Mel July 31, 2021 (5:34 am)

    As a POC and someone who is very close to many members of local police, the comments on this blog really make me realize most people’s privilege. Oh it’s no big deal, you were riding your bike by it? You live right by this scene and don’t feel less safe? We live in such a safe city? I really encourage you to find a way to get of your bubble. This comes from a place of privilege. Of people who have never experienced true violence. There is real violence out there and it’s scary. I’ve experienced it throughout life and now through the eyes of the police. Maybe it didn’t involve you today, but who’s to say you couldn’t be caught in the crossfire next time? Bad things happen every day and aren’t reported on the news. This is not to sound alarmist, but rather to say how lucky so many are to live in a world where you don’t experience the realities of this as many do.

    • StopCuttingDownTrees July 31, 2021 (12:13 pm)

      Very well said, Mel.

    • Real1 August 2, 2021 (4:44 pm)

      Keep it 100 bruh..

    • Real1 August 2, 2021 (4:56 pm)

      Folks often criticize who and/or what they think they understand, but in reality, don’t understand at all.

  • CheanieThaTubz July 31, 2021 (7:17 am)

    Aaaaaaand…… The West has made it onto TMZ.

    • WSB July 31, 2021 (10:15 am)

      It’s clear Gonzoe has died. We still haven’t seen a source cited for connecting his death to this shooting. Spent hours working on it last night, back at it today!

        • WSB July 31, 2021 (1:11 pm)

          That’s yet another site indirectly citing our work without attribution regarding the facts of the scene (the car, etc., three gunshot wounds; nobody else had those details – thanks to vlad.tv, the first to publish a report, for at least directly citing us with a link). It’s clear Gonzoe has died but there’s still no one actually citing who said he’s the Roxbury shooting victim. At this point after spending about eight hours trying to find someone or something actually sourcing that link, I’m probably going to write a who-said-what story soon. We called the ME again last night, as there was no ID on the Friday afternoon media list, and they were not expecting any new info any sooner than Monday – TR

          • Outlaw13351 July 31, 2021 (4:57 pm)

            Can you tell us any information on the description of the killer that someone witnessed? Or ask local stores nearby, gonzoe didn’t deserve this. We can’t let another muder go unsolved like 2pac and biggie

  • Michelle S July 31, 2021 (9:21 am)

    PEACE LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Flivver July 31, 2021 (1:37 pm)

    TJ. So how many crooks are scared off???? My bet it’s not as many as you think. Also, please answer my question: How many guns are stolen every year from homes/cars???. 

  • This July 31, 2021 (6:41 pm)

    Have a hunch that the people who are pro guns for self protection, are some of the same people who call those who advocate for taking precautions during a pandemic ‘alarmists’ and ‘spreading fear and paranoia.’ Think this is interesting and trying to wrap my brain around it.

    So tired of the shootings and the aggressiveness involved.

    • Rhonda July 31, 2021 (9:12 pm)

      Your hunch is wrong. Me and my former Navy SEAL husband are “gun nuts” and arch Conservatives, but we got vaccinated as soon as we could. We also haven’t stopped wearing masks since 02/2020.

    • Mel August 1, 2021 (8:59 am)

      You couldn’t be more wrong. “Gun toting” democrat here who got the vaccine as soon as possible. Just because someone doesn’t fit into your narrative of a liberal doesn’t mean we’re anti Vaxxers or pro trump. Honestly this past year has been more than eye opening to me to see how many on the left (which I’ve always been) point fingers, name call and place blame. Aren’t we the party of tolerance? Perhaps I’ve been wrong this whole time.

      • Heyhey August 2, 2021 (11:24 am)

        You got a point, but there’s still blatant ignorance prevailing on the right, (see the numerous governors taking zero responsibility for how Covid and now the Delta variant has ran rampant in their red states) which tolerance is truly what they’re NOT known for. The op made a blank statement, but that said there have too many folks trying to harass doctors like Dr. Fauci and others for telling people to wear masks.

        Youre taking a pg put of the right’s handbook, chastising the left about tolerance and lack thereof. The left isn’t perfect and never said it/they were, there are some idiots there too.

      • Real1 August 2, 2021 (4:48 pm)

        Keep preachin PROPHET! 

  • WSDUDEMAN July 31, 2021 (8:56 pm)

    I have never understood many Seattle residents’ utter aversion to firearms and their hyper-generalization that any fellow citizen who chooses to own said firearm is automatically some sort of crazed trigger-happy hillbilly eager to shoot and kill at random.

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