UPDATE: Deadly shooting in Roxhill Park lot

5:23 PM: Seattle Police are on the scene of what they say was a fatal shooting in the 9200 block of 29th Avenue SW. We’re en route and will update when we find out more.

(WSB photos)

5:35 PM: Our crew says the victim is in a vehicle near the north entrance of the Roxhill Park parking lot. (photo added above) Also, police on the scene include Chief Adrian Diaz.

7:05 PM: Chief Diaz talked with us and other media at the scene, though he didn’t have many details yet. He said a nearby resident called 911 and police/fire found the victim – described only as male, age not yet known – in the vehicle.

He said officers have been talking with neighbors and looking for video. (He had no specific description to offer, but radio recordings include one officer telling dispatch that one residence’s video showed a silver sedan with five people.) He also talked about trends in general, saying that the rate of shootings in the city had been dropping for a few weeks until an uptick in recent days. He said West Seattle mirrored that trend and mentioned an arrest of one suspect believed responsible for multiple incidents in South Delridge (likely a reference to this case). If you have any information, the SPD tipline is 206-233-5000.

8:14 PM: This is the second West Seattle homicide case in five weeks; no arrest announced so far in the previous one, a man shot and killed in a Puget Ridge house in early November. It also is the third one this year; the first was in June, when a man was shot and killed in a tent in Delridge. That one did result in an arrest, and the suspect remains in jail awaiting trial.

27 Replies to "UPDATE: Deadly shooting in Roxhill Park lot"

  • A Ross December 9, 2022 (6:02 pm)

    Odd.. I was driving passed the park on my way home and saw this vehicle and thought it looks suspicious with all the doors open… saw some questionable men walking around it. 

    • HoneyBun December 9, 2022 (6:54 pm)

      Call and report it to police immediately please.

      • smoosh December 10, 2022 (4:00 am)

        Excuse me 911 but there is a car with its doors open and poor people milling about.  Send SWAT immediately.

        • HoneyBun December 10, 2022 (11:32 am)

          You are seriously deranged if you think advising a potential witness to a murder scene contact police is somehow a bad idea. Why exactly? Because it might somehow disenfranchise the poor?? GTFOH with that mushhead nonsense.

        • Matt December 10, 2022 (11:46 am)

          Ridiculous comment.  Clearly the person you replied to meant those details would be an important factor in this investigation.  Describing who and what they saw to police could lead to suspects being ID’d.

    • Rhonda December 10, 2022 (1:33 am)

      SPD is conducting a very intense and extensive investigation, so absolutely contact them with any information you may have on this case as soon as possible.

    • ALKId December 10, 2022 (7:37 am)

      Anyone with information should call the SPD tip line at 206-233-5000.

  • Bonnie Stewart December 9, 2022 (6:11 pm)

    Is there a description of the decedent?

    • WSB December 9, 2022 (6:19 pm)

      We’re waiting at the scene for police to make a statement.

    • WSB December 9, 2022 (7:14 pm)

      Police say only that the victim was male.

  • T December 9, 2022 (8:00 pm)

    Explains why we have been waiting almost an hour for someone to escort an apparently homeless man smoking crack from our stairwell outside of an apartment with two little boys in it. And yes I know it’s crack, my in-laws were addicted. And yes I am assuming he’s homeless due to dress and his many bags. Prayers of comfort for the mans family. I lost someone close to me from a drive by and it is a horrible thing to go through.

  • Dragonfly Park December 9, 2022 (8:21 pm)

    Hopefully with Lisa stepping down, the encouraged and incentivized lawlessness and the violence that comes with it will regress. Sad for the victim and family :( and the residents that have to deal with this. 

    • reed December 10, 2022 (11:40 am)

      It is a fact that crime is up everywhere, even in “law and order” conservative crap holes.

  • Scubafrog December 9, 2022 (8:28 pm)

    My most sincere condolences to the victim’s family and friends.  How awful.

  • spawn December 9, 2022 (9:29 pm)

    Why so many shootings, a lot of arrogant messed up thinking going on. I’ve seen the way people drive and scope out people around here white center and Westwood is messed up. Shady characters in the backround the police need a better presents to deture crime that’s what Tacoma is doing. Mind you these shootings are near schools and parks and shopping centers. We need a better police chief for Seattle. And king county sheriff’s department is a corrupt joke

    • Alki resident December 10, 2022 (6:38 am)

      Tacoma is doing nothing of the sort. Tacoma is rampant in crime and shootings. Who are you kidding?

  • Roxhill rez December 9, 2022 (10:16 pm)

    Shameful that the neighborhood parks have become so unsafe for those who they are meant for. Children can’t even play at Roxhill because it’s constantly overrun with RV waste and adults who have no business loitering in a park. 

  • East Coast Cynic December 9, 2022 (10:34 pm)

    Speaking of scoping out, I suspect this was a targeted killing as opposed to a random one.

    • my two cents December 10, 2022 (3:59 pm)

      eastcoastcynic – speaking of speculative comments, I suspect that many posters on message boards and forums wear tin foil hats as opposed to waiting for all of the facts to come in prior to making speculative statements.

  • KK December 10, 2022 (8:49 am)

    Moved suddenly & unexpectedly to WS 7 mos ago to escape neighbors’ meth activity (making/using) in my apt bldg(s) in the “nice suburbs” (happened to me 3 times!)  Now I witness an armed robbery last weekend and a fatal shooting occurs yesterday a few blocks away. Prayers are first and foremost with the victim’s loved ones, but where can someone go and be safe from crime? I have moved 5 times in 4 years.

    • West December 10, 2022 (1:06 pm)

      FWIW, wealthy, gated, guarded communities still have drug abuse and suppliers, but try to keep the associated violence outside the gates or within the homes.

  • kim coombs December 10, 2022 (12:27 pm)

    Hi does anyone know if anyone involved with this incident had a large dog with them? A chow chow mix 

  • Lindsey December 11, 2022 (10:07 am)

    Minor point of fact – Anthony Gonzales wasn’t murdered in a tent. It was a plywood shack. 

  • Sam-c December 12, 2022 (6:46 pm)

    Have police provided any additional information on the circumstances of this crime? Sending condolences to the deceased’s loved ones on their loss.

  • Dr pepper December 13, 2022 (12:35 am)

    That park is a drug hub

  • Yessir December 17, 2022 (10:58 am)

    Very young Rip https://www.columbiafuneralhome.com/obituary/Carlo-Mazzaferro

    • WSB December 17, 2022 (1:54 pm)

      That’s the same obituary that is linked above.

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