WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 1 arrested after early-morning gunfire at Westwood Village (updated Monday)

6:13 PM: Thanks for the tip about gunfire early this morning at Westwood Village. SPD usually publishes report summaries for confirmed gunfire incidents but hasn’t so far today, so we didn’t hear about this 5 am incident until a tip a short time ago. According to the archived police-radio audio, employees in the Westwood Starbucks store reported seeing a woman with a gun who appeared to be firing it into a car outside. Police arrived and found the car, detained two people, and reported finding shell casings. No injuries reported so far as we’re hearing – and the absence of any SFD “scenes of violence” dispatch would seem to verify that – but we’re following up with SPD and SFD about that as well as whether either or both of the detained people were subsequently arrested.

8:52 PM: SPD tells us this was apparently domestic-violence-related and one person was arrested.

ADDED MONDAY MORNING: SPD has just released this report summary of the incident:

At 0515 hours, the victim was at her job at Westwood Village located at 2600 SW Barton St. While she was in her car, her boyfriend (suspect) showed up and accused her of cheating. During the argument, the suspect got angry and pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim stated that she was in fear, and the suspect said that he will pop her while pressing the firearm into her chest. The victim was armed with her own firearm. The victim stated that the suspect grabbed her by the throat and began choking her. The victim stated that the suspect went to retrieve her gun from his pocket, and she shot two rounds in the air to stop him. The victim stated that a few minutes later the police showed up and the suspect gave her back the gun. Officers arrived and detained both while investigating the incident. After investigating the incident, the suspect was placed in custody for DV/Assault 2 and DV Felony Harassment. Two firearms and two fired cartridge casings were photographed and recovered from the incident.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 1 arrested after early-morning gunfire at Westwood Village (updated Monday)"

  • Pdavis March 10, 2023 (8:15 pm)

    Thanks for staying on top of things West Seattle blog!  We get news that we would never know otherwise THANK YOU so much 

    • WSB March 10, 2023 (9:23 pm)

      You’re welcome, and thanks in turn to everyone who sends tips/asks questions … wouldn’t have heard about this otherwise. We have a variety of failsafes but a key one failed in this case. Thanks also to the SFD and SPD PIOs who answered my afterhours questions – they didn’t have much info but at least we were able to rule out injuries and rule in that someone was arrested … TR

    • Pdavis March 11, 2023 (9:50 am)

      I also wish to thank the person who called in to SPD.  Too many people don’t bother. Thank you for making that call because all of us play a role in making our world safer. Thank you.!Domestic violence calls are extremely dangerous to police, so thank you SPD for a quick response and I’m glad SPD is safe as well. 

  • WW Resident March 10, 2023 (8:23 pm)

    Yep, heard it this morning. Heard metal clanging that sounded like it came from Westwood and then pop-pop- pop. A second or two and then another pop-pop-pop

  • WSlite March 10, 2023 (9:14 pm)

    Makes sense. I heard 2 gun shots this morning at 5:15AM that were about 7 seconds apart from that direction. Then heard police sirens go that way about 6-7 minutes later. Glad no one was hurt.

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