WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search in Highland Park

9:42 PM: Police are out with a K-9 right now in Highland Park, searching for a man suspected of shooting at another man. This is centered at 10th/Cloverdale, though the search is ranging further out – the suspect was reportedly last seen eastbound on Cloverdale. We haven’t heard a description yet. No injuries reported.

9:50 PM: Police have reported finding a shell casing – “.380 auto” – in the alley behind the house where this is reported to have happened.

11:10 PM: The search has wound down. The initial call was that a man had found an intruder in his neighbor’s house, and the intruder shot at him. The man chased the intruder a ways “with an ax.”

ADDED TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Here’s the police summary of the incident:

At 2125 hours, officers responded to a report of an interrupted burglary where the suspect had fired a shot at the victim. The caller reported that he had heard the burglary occurring at his neighbor’s house. The caller armed himself with an axe and confronted the suspect, who was in the process of piling stolen items on the back deck. When confronted, the suspect fled on foot with the caller following. The suspect turned as he was running and fired 1 round at the victim, who discontinued his chase and returned home for police response. Evidence of a shooting was located and submitted.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search in Highland Park"

  • WSRes November 21, 2022 (10:48 pm)

    Lived in West Seattle for 20 years and the frequency of shots fired is unprecedented. We don’t have a gun problem. We have a Gang problem. But the current lot of elected representatives won’t admit that. 

  • 1994 November 21, 2022 (11:17 pm)

    Shootings are becoming daily news items and they are a deadly concern for all of us. What is happening that so many people feel the need to use a gun? Every day there are shootings. Too many people have guns and  seems like many of them make stupid choices.  

  • Lydia5836 November 22, 2022 (12:51 am)

    Same issue here. Any progress?

  • South Delridge neighbor November 22, 2022 (10:23 am)

    It seems there has been an uptick in gang related shootings, drive-byes and robberies. Too many days I open this blog and see gunfire investigations, shooting injuries and armed robberies. You would think having a major police precinct on Delridge would deter criminals but they are brazen. Hopefully, we can pass tighter gun legislation and increase gang violence deterrents in 2023. 

  • Chance X November 22, 2022 (1:25 pm)

    Attention Lisa Herbold  We could use a little help over here….

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