WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning shooting, robbery

Information on both of these incidents early this morning is from Seattle Police preliminary summaries:

SHOOTING: Someone got shot east of The Junction but police didn’t hear about it until after the victim showed up at a Burien hospital, according to this summary:

(At 2:30 am today), a suspect was heckling females at the Corner Pocket Billiards located at 4300 SW Alaska St. A male intervened and a disturbance ensued. The intervening male victim left the establishment and went to the parking lot at an apartment building located in the area of 38 Ave SW/SW Oregon St. The victim saw a black Escalade circle the block a couple of times. A short time later, the victim heard a gunshot, and he was struck in the left shoulder. The victim was transported to St Anne in Burien, and SPD was notified about the incident by King County. Officers didn’t locate a crime scene.

If you have any information, the incident # is 22-130528.

ROBBERY: The victim in this also told police that a bar dispute might have factored into it. The summary:

(At 2:52 am today), officers responded to the 4000 block of 26th Avenue SW to a report of a strong-armed robbery of a purse. Victim was outside her residence when a suspect got out of a waiting car and grabbed victim’s purse. The pair struggled over the purse, with the victim falling to the ground. Suspect got back in the car with the purse and left the area. Victim managed to keep almost the entire contents of her purse. Suspect dropped his cell phone. A witness/friend of the victim told officers that the incident may have been a follow-up to an altercation at a bar earlier in the evening.

The bar in that summary was not identified. The SPD incident # is 22-130520.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning shooting, robbery"

  • Seattlite May 24, 2022 (1:30 pm)

    UNACCEPTABLE criminal behavior in a civilized society.  Is Seattle still a civilized society?

    • Regular Guy May 24, 2022 (4:25 pm)

      All criminal behavior is unacceptable by definition. Are you suggesting that any society that experiences crime is uncivilized?

  • Alki resident May 24, 2022 (1:37 pm)

    Nothing makes me happier than when a suspect drops his phone or wallet. 

  • 4thGenWestSide May 24, 2022 (2:20 pm)

    How is the Corner Pocket able to stay open that late? Or do they just have to quit serving alcohol at 2:00? 

    • CarDriver May 24, 2022 (3:27 pm)

      For every city/county/state rule/law there are exceptions and workarounds.

    • James May 24, 2022 (6:28 pm)

      I go almost every night and there’s no issue. Stop blaming us late nighters. More bars should be open late. I am thankful we have a few here in WS.

    • Neighbor May 24, 2022 (6:47 pm)

      Statement says at, not in.  They could have been out front.  Heckling could have been before close and the shooting later.  The statement is ambiguous.

  • Audifans May 24, 2022 (4:16 pm)

    Society is civilized. These creeps live outside of the societal realm.

  • Alki Resident May 24, 2022 (9:45 pm)

    Hasn’t a black Escalade been involved in other recent shots-fired shootings in WS lately? I fear for my husband, father, male friends, and all the good men (and women) in WS who would step in to a situation with women being harassed to stop it. And furthermore a women being robbed and assaulted outside of her home is beyond upsetting. We need more police in this town. We need Herbold and Mosqueda and their policies out of this city! 

    • El Jefe' May 26, 2022 (7:08 pm)

      2nd that opinion on gutting our city council. Vote them out. Their social experiment failed terribly. Thank you to the men and women wearing blue and trying to keep the lowlife trash out of our little nook.  Likely some loser punk trying to make a name for himself.  The city is small, these people don’t last long. 

  • Mj May 25, 2022 (6:42 pm)

    There are way to many shootings happening.  Anyone guilty of shooting belongs behind bars for a long long time.

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