UPDATE: Homicide investigation on Chief Sealth International High School campus (updated Monday with victim’s name)

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

9:10 AM: Thanks for the tip. Police, including homicide detectives, are in Westwood near Chief Sealth International High School. We’re told a person was found dead – so far described by police only as male – apparently shot, as shell casings have been marked in the street (27th SW, which runs along the campus’s west edge).

More information as we get it.

9:45 AM: SPD has sent a public-information officer (though we are the only media on scene) so we hope to learn more soon. We’ve been reminded that there was a report of possible gunfire in the area late last night – we heard the dispatch before 11 pm but did not hear anything further regarding whether evidence of gunfire was found at the time. (See this comment posted last night on our story from the previous night about gunfire near Westwood Village, a short distance south of here.)

10:16 AM: We’ve counted a dozen casing markers in the street.

Meantime, our crew says Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz has just arrived at the scene.

CSI too:

10:50 AM: SPD spokesperson Officer Shawn Weismiller spoke with us at the scene a short time ago. The victim, who he described as a Black man in his 20s, was found in the CSIHS southwest driveway this morning, according to both Officer Weismiller and recorded dispatch audio. Though it’s up to the Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm the cause of death, the discovery of shell casings and unspecified “other evidence” makes this “presumably” a shooting death, he said. As for the reports of gunfire in the area last night, he said investigators would review those reports and whether responding officers checked this specific area. Meantime, we’ve added more photos above, as the investigation continues.

12:45 PM: We just went back to the scene to check – 27th SW has reopened and the last investigators were leaving. The SPD Blotter post published about this a short time ago adds two more details – that the victim is believed to be in his early 20s, and that his body was found by a person walking their dog. The police tipline for any information: 206-233-5000.

ADDED MONDAY: The Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the victim as 20-year-old Ka’Don Brown, cause of death “multiple gunshot wounds.” No other new information so far.

78 Replies to "UPDATE: Homicide investigation on Chief Sealth International High School campus (updated Monday with victim's name)"

  • Awake April 8, 2023 (9:28 am)

    Not sure if related, but a car blew through the 35th Ave SW & SW Thistle St intersection between 2AM and 4AM last night. 60+ MPH. The red light  camera flashed to capture the license plate. I didn’t see anything, just heard the car and saw the flash. 

    • HP April 8, 2023 (2:37 pm)

      Unfortunately state law doesn’t allow police to use red light/speeding cameras to help aid criminal investigations.

      • Andros April 8, 2023 (6:22 pm)

        Furthering my belief that these are useless and should be removed everywhere. 

        • KM April 9, 2023 (9:33 am)

          Or, you know, the laws further expanded to help in criminal investigations. 

  • Neighbor April 8, 2023 (11:26 am)

    We live on 27th Ave sw and heard these shots. About 7 consecutively, then couple second break and then another couple shots. It was right about 11pm and we called it in. At the time I thought it was coming from closer to EC Hugh’s Park but that’s where our windows face so I wasn’t sure where the sound was coming from. This is definitely what we heard last night. This is heart breaking. This has to stop. West Seattle use to be a very safe neighborhood. 

    • Jason April 8, 2023 (12:25 pm)

      It still is. 

      • Lisa April 8, 2023 (2:17 pm)

        It depends on who you ask and what you’re comparing it to. Sure, the vast majority of people will not encounter an issue, but does that mean we’re safe?

        I’ve been in West Seattle for 25 years and no longer feel safe.  I don’t go out before/after dark, I think twice before walking into my bank,  I’ve even stopped going to stores in Westwood Village because of the amount of violence there.

        Sure, technically West Seattle might still “be” safe, but it sure doesn’t “feel” safe.

        • West Seattlite April 8, 2023 (6:37 pm)

          I agree with your sentiment Lisa. Per capita gun crime may be low compared to some other cities like Detroit, but I sure don’t feel safe when hearing gunshots at night is becoming a common occurrence.  We have reckless burglaries like the mid-day Gamestop armed robbery and the SUV crashing into Menashe in the junction going unsolved. I want to raise my family in all the beauty the PNW has to offer, but these past few years have made me want to move somewhere that makes us feel safer.

        • K April 9, 2023 (11:10 am)

          “Feel” is the operative word here.  Statistically, you’re safer in West Seattle now than you were 25 years ago.  Feelings of safety are driven far more by political dialogue and access to 24/7 news than statistics and facts.

    • Westwood April 8, 2023 (1:34 pm)

      West Seattle still is a very safe neighborhood.

    • Rachel Waldron April 8, 2023 (4:45 pm)

      I disagree. We moved away from West Seattle 11 years ago because I was sick of locking the doors and closing the blinds because there was a shooter on the loose, or a kidnapper, or search helicopters hovering low for whatever reason. The kids at the grade school next to our house fought at recess, yelling “east side/west side” (I volunteered there so I could see the place my children would go to school if we stayed). When teens showed up at the playgrounds, they were rude and inappropriate – parents would gather up young children and leave.I loved West Seattle, but I will never be back. I now live where teens show up at playgrounds and show kids cool rocks/seashells they found. We never have stories of kidnappers or murders in our neighborhood. The big drama is when an elderly person passes. I love the city and I truly deeply miss the culture that came with living in the city. I do not miss the fear, the concern for my children’s safety. We moved to West Seattle in 2008 purchasing my mother’s home that she had been in for 10 years prior. In the time my mother lived there, the neighborhood cleaned up substantially. When she initially moved there, we’d all lock our doors as we drove through White Center. Sorry all, but it’s always been a bit nasty in some areas and nicer in others. Unfortunately one is usually about a block away from the other.

      • CP April 8, 2023 (8:19 pm)

        Yet somehow you still follow the West Seattle Blog??? Why? 

        • WSresident April 8, 2023 (10:44 pm)

          My thoughts exactly. Doesn’t your new ideal, perfect neighborhood have their own blog to read about local occurrences? 

        • i would too April 9, 2023 (2:19 pm)

          I’ve lived in West Seattle so long, once I move I’m sure I will follow the WSB for nostalgia, etc… that seems perfectly reasonable.  Most people would have time to follow their new neighborhood’s news source, in addition to taking a look at the one from where the used to live.  Just because you don’t like how RW feels about West Seattle, it’s silly to attack why she’s still reading the blog.  

      • Kyle MV April 9, 2023 (9:56 am)

        Then why are you following this blog if your ideal life has been found in your new hood? 

    • Darryll April 8, 2023 (5:47 pm)

      I heard the shots last night too. About 6-7 shots.  I have always called them in right away, but it has become so common lately that I didn’t call it in last night.  I am so sorry I didn’t.

      • Becky April 8, 2023 (10:12 pm)

        My husband and I heard the shots last night too.  Over the years I have always called 911 right away.  I didn’t call last night and like you I am sorry I didn’t.  

  • Jacqueline jordan April 8, 2023 (11:26 am)

    I am shocked to read this! Not so much that somebody was found shot because the shots were obvious – I heard them last night – and there were 12 shots ( 12 casings found) Why!? Did this individual have to lay there for 12 hours before the police found them?? Possibly a life could have been saved if response took place in a reasonable amount of time???? Is this the state of our policing system now? this is incredibly sad … . 

    • WSB April 8, 2023 (11:41 am)

      Police do respond. But in many cases, all they have to work with is that the shots were heard by address x, address y, address z, and often because of the way sound carries, those reports span quite a distancce. I hear dispatches like that literally almost every night. We write about them (as was the case Thursday night) when evidence is found. Some nights the reports lead police directly to where casings and/or property damage was found, sometimes not. This is one reason why it’s important to call even if you don’t know where exactly the sound of possible gunfire is from. One thing to note here, the casing markers were in 27th SW upslope from the driveway where police say the man was found, so that’s almost two separate scenes – TR

      • Jacqueline jordan April 8, 2023 (12:04 pm)

        Thank you for this perspective and education. My perspective on the shots last night was not to call on them as I figured many other people would have called and I did not want to inundated 911. However I did not think about the fact that it is hard for the police to locate where the shots were actually fired. From now on I will call when I hear shots to help the police. Hopefully that will not be often.

        • Adam April 8, 2023 (3:30 pm)

          I love this reply and enjoy seeing when folks actually listen and consider and have a healthy back and forth. Kudos to both 

    • Also John April 8, 2023 (11:53 am)

      It’s called ‘Not Nearly Having Enough Police Officers’.

      • Scubafrog April 8, 2023 (12:49 pm)

        Exactly, John.  How sad.  This is the 20th homicide this year.  What an absolute tragedy, a young man gone many, many decades too soon.  Seattle City Council robbed the city  of gunshot technology that may have pinpointed where the shots came from, and possibly led life-saving efforts to him in time – we’ll never know.

        • Jethro Marx April 8, 2023 (4:12 pm)

          The gunshot location devices were limited to a small part of the city, and did not, apparently, work very well. At least that is what I was told by an officer about why the program was scrapped. One can imagine the complicated sound chamber of downtown is a tough place to work out bugs in this kind of technology.

        • WS Res April 8, 2023 (7:12 pm)

          I lived in Oakland for 13 years. Shot Spotter was in use there the whole time and was essentially useless other than to regularly bring police to majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods on false positives.

      • AMD April 8, 2023 (2:13 pm)

        The officers we have are too busy doing homeless sweeps instead of worrying about things like homicide and rape.  Every single department in the city is short-staffed, not just the police.  Schools are short-staffed, parks are short-staffed, SDCI is short-staffed, City Light is short staffed.  Outside of the city, Metro is short-staffed, WSF is short-staffed.  SPD needs to grow up and prioritize their resources better instead of blaming everything on staffing.  No other department gets away with it like they do.

        • brandon April 8, 2023 (7:34 pm)

          Keep voting the same I’m sure those problems will all resolve themselves because they definitely aren’t preventable by holding the people in charge responsible when they embolden crime, blame the system not the perp, waste money and resources, and virtue signal doing nothing to ever fix anything.  Thank god straws are banned, sugar is taxed and gas blowers are outlawed.  Whatever would we do with a thriving society with a good economy and laws that are enforced.

          • Gawdger April 9, 2023 (2:43 pm)

            Blog comment of year. Hands down…you win, Brandon. 

      • Seattlite April 8, 2023 (2:53 pm)

        Indeed.  Greater Seattle and West Seattle are not safe due to the police officer shortage.  Born in Seattle and raised in WS since age 4.  I am now 75.  Never have I seen so much crime…from shoplifting,  residential break-ins/robberies, theft from front porches/mailboxes, cars speeding and doing all sorts of risky driving to this tragic murder. Seniors and everyone else need to be careful in parking lots, because the car drivers are not watching for you when they back out.  Also, seniors and everyone else need to use street smarts and situational awareness  aka what is going on around you.

        • WS Res April 9, 2023 (9:40 am)

          I’m guessing when you were 15 or 35 or even 50, there wasn’t a West Seattle Blog publishing every crowd-sourced report of every neighborhood happening on a daily basis either.

    • Peter_Schofield April 8, 2023 (3:56 pm)

      Really? You’re going to blame police for this? What do you propose? Stationing a cop every 100 feet 24hrs a day?

      • Rhonda April 8, 2023 (5:56 pm)

        How about simply a fully-staffed SPD with about 600 more officers? That would help significantly as recent Seattle history has shown.

      • Seattlite April 8, 2023 (6:10 pm)

        Who is blaming the police?  SPD’s police officers do the best they can to respond to calls while being extraordinarily short staffed.  Did you not know that SPD’s police officers have been short staffed for about two years or so?  There are people holding office to blame for the police officer shortage.  

      • K April 8, 2023 (11:28 pm)

        The Southwest Teen Life Center is supposed to have an officer on site until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for their Late Night youth program.  So in this case, there should have been an officer about 100 feet away. 

        • AMD April 9, 2023 (8:02 am)

          The West Seattle Home Depot has officers 100 feet away at all times and that doesn’t stop shoplifting and other nonsense there.  Police don’t prevent crime,  They show up after to document and sometimes investigate.

          • MyThruppence April 9, 2023 (6:00 pm)

            Such nonsense. If police aren’t good for anything it sure is odd that every civilized society on the planet has a police force to keep the peace. Anarchy merely means power goes to the strongest; the thug with the biggest club wins. Period. If you wish to go live in medieval times go right ahead. I for one will work harder to hang on to a system that shares power amongst it’s citizenry. 

          • Jort April 10, 2023 (8:07 am)

            Mythruppence, maybe you can help me understand why other countries spend less on their police, have smaller forces, arrest and jail fewer people, yet somehow have less crime? What could the answer for that be? Have the anarachists “won” everywhere else in the world? 

          • Rhonda April 10, 2023 (11:04 pm)

            That’s not accurate at all. Most of Europe has over 380 police officers per 100,000 residents. In the U.S. it’s 240. Washington State has the lowest rate of officers per residents of all 50 states. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-with-the-most-police-officers-per-capita.html

          • Byron James April 11, 2023 (12:13 am)

            We’re not even in the top 30 of police officers per capita worldwide. 

          • AMD April 11, 2023 (6:11 am)

            Mythruppence, you are the one who said police aren’t good for anything, not me.  I said they don’t prevent crime, which is demonstrably true.  No one is talking about anarchy except you.  I am personally not a fan of wasting tax dollars on a performative presence aimed at soothing people’s feelings when there is no historical correlation with safety for such expenditure.  Please don’t project your views onto my comments.

          • MyThruppence April 11, 2023 (2:17 pm)

            AMD. You said “police don’t prevent crime,  They show up after to document and sometimes investigate.” This to me means you do not support having a police force since “police don’t prevent crime,  They show up after to document and sometimes investigate.” My drawing the wrong conclusion is on you. Now, can you please tell me what you solution is if it isn’t utilizing a fully staffed police force? We are not going to live in a lawless state where shoplifting and traffic offenses, and shootings, and road rage occur unabated. Without fully funded and staffed police forces that is exactly what will continue happening. Scofflaws will flow to the jurisdiction that isn’t enforcing it’s laws. I will be voting continually, every election, to make sure Seattle stops being that dead-ender dumping ground. I invite others to join me. Enough is enough of this infantile, wishful thinking that crime stems entirely from social injustice. A great deal of crime stems solely from lazy, greedy people looking for the easiest way to live with lots of flash and lots of cash. For the first time in my life I am fully supportive of a new, HUGE jail. 

    • Korri April 11, 2023 (5:37 pm)

      I agree, with your text. That young man who was found….is my lil cousin, and the fact that you guys can sit up here and say, ….oh I didn’t call it in , I am so sorry….What if it was one of your family members who was found? Huh….did you all ever think that?  Wouldn’t  you  want people to call it in, even if it was the smallest, bit of information?If it was your family, or child? I would, want someone to call it in, and not leaving him out on the pavement / grass whatever, you never know, they might can be saved with just a call.He was a good person, very loving and was loved, I’m sorry…. why don’t you go tell that to my cousins face ….his mother.She just lost her son due to this gunfire crap  in West Seattle, where they have  been living in West Seattle for 10+ years, and now the same place where they called home, West Seattle has taken her son’s life.Over what? I’m sorry…..yea I’m sorry ….that you people of the area in  West Seattle where this happened at did not call it in ….maybe my cousin would still be here with the family.Thank you for letting me respondJacqueline Jordan…..your post I agree, with every bit of it.Thank you, again

      • Maxi April 13, 2023 (7:07 pm)

        Thank you cousin. For speaking the truth about my son. 

        • Janel Lardizabal April 14, 2023 (6:41 pm)

          I’m so very sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family. 

    • Maxine April 17, 2023 (3:59 pm)

      Yes you are right. That was my son. And if anyone knows anything please report it so I can get JUSTICE FOR MY SON KA’DON BROWN. I NEED ANSWERS. POLICE SJOD HABE DONE THERE DAMN JOB. HE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED PERIOD. JUSTICE FOR KA’DON BROWN 

  • oerthehill April 8, 2023 (11:55 am)

    Did anyone in the Admiral Junction area hear 2 cars racing very loudly and sounding super fast just before this event? I also heard loud bangs just before the cars took off but not sure what that was. I must have heard the cars racing for 2 miles. Pretty sure they were headed south.

    • AK April 8, 2023 (3:38 pm)

      I heard some loud cars racing down California Ave last night around the Admiral area, maybe around 11 to 11:30 PM? Thought I might have heard a police siren shortly afterwards.

      I’d like the hope that the loud bangs you heard (I didn’t hear them) were just exhaust backfiring – they sounded like they were going quite fast, and headed southbound.

  • 1994 April 8, 2023 (12:28 pm)

    Too many guns in the hands of those up to no good with a lack of ability to solve issues without using a gun. As Neighbor commented above,  WS used to be a very safe neighborhood.  Now after dark it does not seem safe. 

  • Neighbor April 8, 2023 (1:05 pm)

    Our security app had at least 12-13 comments about gunshots last night so I know they were heard. The lesson here is to ALWAYS REPORT TO THE POLICE when you hear stuff like this. Without it, they’re unable to triangulate or get other information pieces various people might have. 

    • Korri April 11, 2023 (5:40 pm)

      That’s rite …REPORT IT…

  • Gigi April 8, 2023 (1:31 pm)

    The police did respond as I could see their cars and search lights on Thistle within 4 minutes of my call to 911. I told 911 I thought it was close to the parking area of SW athletic field 

    • Matteo April 8, 2023 (5:19 pm)

      That’s a block or less from where he was found this morning. Right? If he had been found last night, maybe a different outcome. Bad luck. 

      • Korri April 11, 2023 (5:41 pm)

        Yes I agree, it might’ve been a different out come for my cousin, his mother.

  • K Swan April 8, 2023 (1:52 pm)

    My husband and I live in the LFR Condos on 25th Ave close to Thistle. I heard several shots last night around 11:00pm, a few seconds of nothing, and then several more shots. I poked my husband and asked if he heard it, but he thought the neighbors were letting off firecrackers. Condolences to the family of the person who passed away. No one should have to lose a loved one to violence. I hope the perpetrator is found, prosecuted, and the family can heal in time.

    • Korri April 11, 2023 (5:42 pm)

      Thank you, 

  • Lola April 8, 2023 (2:28 pm)

    I can never tell if it’s gunshots or fireworks/fire crackers so I would never think to call. A person was murdered a few blocks from my place in the CD a number of years ago, I’d assumed those gunshots were fireworks as well. I guess my brain defaults to either the best case scenario or statistically most likely. This is such terrible news, I am glad the students will be a way for a week.

    • WS resident April 9, 2023 (9:37 am)

      It was the pattern of the gunshots. Fireworks also just sounds different, to me.

  • JUSTDOIT April 8, 2023 (4:28 pm)

    Lola,  You are not alone. Most people cannot positively ID gunshots vs fire crackers especially with all the complications of sound in the city, or if woken up etc.  That’s totally OK!  Encourage you to CALL  911  anyway.  Just say that you MAY have heard gunfire and let police follow up and confirm the source.   If it turns out not to be gunfire – well, that’s good news for everyone, and nobody will judge you.  If it is, you’ve helped someone. .As noted above, whichever one it is, SPD will get called. The larger the number of  calls they get for an incident, the more likely there will be a high priority placed on it and a faster response. And arriving even a few minutes earlier can be enough to save a life. 

  • Gawdger April 8, 2023 (4:39 pm)

    Condolences to this victims family. That’s all I’m really concerned with now but the question of determining what you hear is important. I spent 8 years in an Army Combat MP unit and still have trouble discerning the difference between weapon fire and fireworks. Obv if you hear crackling or whistling before/after you know it’s fireworks. If you heard the last 2 nights of weapon fire then you understand the “Ca-Rack” sound. First, the sound of the firearm discharge then milliseconds after, the sound of the projectile breaking the sound barrier. Your brain will remember the high pitch sound of the latter. This applies to modern caliber handguns as shotguns and long rifles sound different. Hope this helps but agree with comments above that you should call it in every time. God bless this young man who lost his life in our community last night. 

  • WS resident April 9, 2023 (9:36 am)

    This was too close to home. I knew those explosions Friday late evening were gunshots, figured someone was gunned down.I want out of this neighborhood… my wife was assaulted here once, shootings are not uncommon, and every time I leave my home, I stop and consider strapping my handgun to my side. Not a neighborhood I want to live in.

  • Ghost of Junction A & P April 9, 2023 (7:22 pm)

    Most areas of West Seattle are “safe” by any respectable standard.    Those which aren’t tend to be in enclaves which are on the way toward somewhere else  (which assures greatly increased traffic through any particular spot).   Places on hills are the safest, and ideally there is nothing at the top of those hills which is of any interest to the riff-raff.   There has never been a moment in my most-of-a-century living in West Seattle when I wouldn’t have felt entirely safe walking the length of California avenue, for one example.  That doesn’t mean terrible things haven’t taken place ON California Avenue.   Why even High Point is worlds safer in 2023 than it was 50 years ago…  and that doesn’t mean that terrible things don’t on occasion happen in High Point (worse than your getting lost there, I mean).  There is surely no other neighborhood in the history of West Seattle which has ever been close in terms of crime and criminals than High Point circa the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Even Delridge north or south cannot presently hold a candle to what used to be High Point that way. The whole notion that “voting” has anything at all to do with your safety in West Seattle is on the verge of absurd.  Were “West Seattle” a city or town independent of all others, then it could make some small iota of sense, but when you’re just one, largest part of a much larger city, and again, not on the way to very many other places, then you tend to be mostly overlooked by the movers and the shakers (who were among the only names on the ballot you had an option to vote for and who had a realistic chance to win ).Furthermore, Rat City is merely a stone’s throw away… and who you voted for in Seattle City Council has zero impact on Rat City or its much-ballyhooed crime rate.  The Governors of Washington rightfully don’t give a second glance to White Center or anything which occurs within it.   Although compared to the main drag in White Center, every spot in West Seattle is a great deal “safer” at night.You knew CSI  would be at  CSI  sooner or later.   That doesn’t mean the area  “isn’t safe”.

  • Dee brown April 9, 2023 (10:11 pm)

    I’ve lived in West Seattle off and on my entire life. My great grandparents built a house near 40th and Webster, we never thought about locking car doors. When the Rite Aid in Westwood was a Keg Steakhouse, Shakey’s Pizza at the bottom of 35th, Chubby n Tubby’s in white center or the Cow store on Webster…. theres ALWAYS been a certain feeling thats kept me around- but, THAT West Seattle is long gone. The only feeling I get now is, I need to move!

  • Ws B April 9, 2023 (10:57 pm)

    Is all these comments really about leaving in west Seattle ? We know its bad here and its good here , things like this can happen anywhere at any moment ! Thats My friend that just died ! Does anyone have any clues , did you see a car / person leaving the scene? Did anyone happen to drive by when this happened !? Don’t be afraid to report it please! He was a good kid man . 

    • Kayo April 11, 2023 (7:47 am)

      I am so sorry. He was so young.  You are right that this is about the tragic loss of someone who was a friend and loved one of people who are grieving a terrible loss right now.I hope the people who did this are found and brought to justice. If there is a way for the community to help support his family please post here.  💔

    • WS Res April 11, 2023 (8:19 am)

      I’m sorry for your loss, WS B.

    • Justmykidsdad April 12, 2023 (9:21 pm)

      Condolences on your loss, and my heart goes out to this young man’s family.  I think people get caught up focusing on the crime and sometimes loose sight of the fact that the victim was someone’s friend, someone’s loved one, even someone’s child.   I’m struck by the lack of regard for humanity by the people who could do something like this, and I think we must respond through our shared humanity, a large part of which is having empathy for the victim and those left behind first and foremost.  Hearing about this incident, I can’t help but be left with a sinking feeling of how easily this could have been one of my own children walking home from a friend’s house late at night.  

      • Maxi April 13, 2023 (7:15 pm)

        My son didn’t bother anyone and my heart is hurting so bad, but I know God is gonna see justice will be done. Keep us in your prayers please 

        • anotherdenny/sealth mom April 13, 2023 (9:12 pm)

          Maxi- you are definitely in my prayers.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I hope you get some answers.  Not knowing what happened or why must be so hard.

          • Maxine April 17, 2023 (4:08 pm)

            Yes it is very hard. I know ppl always they kid were or are but mines really was very respectful, kind, loving, caring, have a wonderful heart ❤ of giving and helping others and now he’s gone. God please help me get justice for Ka’Don Brown. 

  • Buncake April 10, 2023 (2:24 pm)

    School zones should be safe places for everyone. There are 3 to 4 school zones within close vicinity.. How come these aren’t patrolled more regularly and managed in a way to uphold the integrity of safe zones for people young and old… Obviously these gun toting drug dealer gang banger tweaker criminals think this is some free for all war zone. or they are fighting over some territory driving through the neighborhood like they run the streets.. The city needs to pool it’s resources to stop potential crime in hot spots and do patrols and lookout for dangerous criminal activity..  There’s some sketchy cars driving around here doing all kinds of drugs, burglary, and organized theft and following people at night and drive by shooting

  • Korri April 11, 2023 (5:49 pm)

    Kayo…there is a way to help her out , or get in touch with her.

  • Maxi April 12, 2023 (5:21 pm)

    Hi my name is Maxine. Ka’Don is my son, and he didn’t deserve none of this at all. I raised my son to be very respectful to everyone treat ppl how you want to be treated and that’s how he was. I miss my son so much. And that someone killed my son while he was on his way home from playing basketball and on his way to his mom, this is so out of pocket. All my son did was play sports, make his music, play is games 🎮 lives and hangout with friends and family. I remember one time my son came home and said mom don’t be mad but you know that Polo jacket/sweater you got me. I said what you do Ka’Don. Well I gave it to a homeless man cause it was raining and I gave him some money to get him something to eat mom, I’m not gonna lie I did get mad at him but I told him you did a good thing son, his words were I know mom cause that’s how you raised me. My son always helped his friends out and ppl that he didn’t know. And for someone to just come and take son life from him is so damn wrong. My son and I were very close. I had plans for my son, he had a interview at FedEx on Tues at 2pm I was leaving work early to take him. And he was very excited. Then his birthday is next Saturday had big plans for that, he was turning 21yrs old. Now I’m planning a funeral for my babyboy, My Gooodness who in the hell killed my damn son I need some damn answer like RIGHT NOW, AND THE DAMN POLICE DIDN’T DO THEY DAMN JOB, IF THEY WOULD HAVE MY SON COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED, BUT JUSTICE IS COMING SON. LORD GIVE ME THE STRENGTH I NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS AMEN. Thanks everyone for your concerns and prayers. My contact number is 206 529-7268 or my email address Fancy0046@gmail.com 

  • SJ April 13, 2023 (8:47 am)

    Dear Maxine – I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Ka’Don, but it sounds like his momma has lots to be proud of. He didn’t deserve this, nor did you, or Korri, or anyone else who loves him. I hope you find strength, justice and healing in the days ahead.

    • Maxine April 13, 2023 (9:53 am)

      Thank you 

  • David April 13, 2023 (10:36 am)

    Good Morning Maxine, thanks for sharing a bit about your child, I wonder what we can do in support of you and your family?  Is there anything?  My daughter attends the high school there, we stopped to view the little memorial set up, beautiful in the evening with the candles.  I ask as I hope you are surrounded in love during this time, and know part of the disconnect in our world is how we suffer alone or in silos.  Sending you all love and compassion during this grief.  I can only imagine.  

    • Maxi April 13, 2023 (7:10 pm)

      Thank you so much, pray that the person or persons be brought to justice 

  • Ramona April 26, 2023 (5:47 pm)

    All I know is that I am devastated by this shooting. I am a teacher, and he was in my class. He was a wonderful young man who brought joy to me and his classmates every single day. I wish I could contact his family to extend my condolences. I’m heart broken.

  • Maxi April 28, 2023 (1:23 pm)

    Hello west Seattle family. For those who want to help out in any way possible. You can go to Hillcrest Burial Park 1005 Reiten Rd, Kent WA 98030 253 852-1322, A headstone for my son Ka’Don Micheal Brown. The young lady name is Mrs: Peggy. This is so hard for me. My son was a very good kid, who didn’t deserve this at all. No kids deserve this at all! Period. Maxine, MUCH love on this end. Can you all pray that my son get justice please and that I get a little peace me and my daughter. Now I have lost two young men’s. One from brain cancer and the my youngest from a Gun, My God help me Lord!

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