UPDATE: Man found shot to death in South Delridge (updated Wednesday, victim identified)

(WSB photos)

5:54 AM: Thanks for the tip. Police have taped off part of 15th SW in South Delridge. They’re investigating a deadly shooting reported in the 9200 block, between Cambridge and Barton [vicinity map], just after 3 am. More information soon.

6:09 AM: Police say the victim, a 41-year-old man, was found “lying in the road.” SPD and SFD tried to revive him but couldn’t. No one’s in custody, and there’s no word of a suspect description. They’ve been canvassing the area to see if anyone caught anything on security video. If you have any information, the tip line is 206-233-5000.

(CSI unit’s van at investigation scene)

6:36 AM: Detectives are still at the scene. This comes exactly one month after the last deadly shooting in West Seattle, that of 20-year-old Ka’Don Brown, found dead in the southwest driveway of the Chief Sealth IHS campus on April 8th, a Saturday morning. No arrest reported in that case so far.

ADDED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: The Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the victim as 41-year-old Chad Anderson and says he died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

33 Replies to "UPDATE: Man found shot to death in South Delridge (updated Wednesday, victim identified)"

  • WS resident May 8, 2023 (9:25 am)

    This is so crazy, and too close to home.

  • sam-c May 8, 2023 (1:19 pm)

    So horrifying for this man. Rest in peace.  Have the police shared any additional information on what happened?

  • G May 8, 2023 (7:47 pm)

    Really surprised how quiet this is…   Have we heard anymore?

    • Sad May 8, 2023 (9:19 pm)

      Agreed. I hope the lack of comments on this thread doesn’t indicate people are becoming use to this kind of violence in west seattle because none of us should be unalarmed by a 2nd murder in a month. I hope they find whoever did this horrific crime. I’m sorry to the family and friends. 

  • Same May 8, 2023 (10:03 pm)

    I feel the same way and keep checking for updates as I know they will be added when applicable. 

  • WSB May 8, 2023 (10:16 pm)

    Regarding lack of additional information, police tend to be closed-lipped in homicide investigations, unless there is something they feel the public can help with via an open call for information. I went back and listened to all the dispatch audio, police and fire, and the only additional information it yielded is that at least in the early going, they weren’t sure whether the victim was shot where he was found, or somewhere else and dumped there – they were checking to see if for example King County Sheriff’s Office (whose jurisdiction is just a few blocks south) had any gunshot reports. I don’t know if they eventually found casings at the scene. Anyway, the next information we’re likely to get, barring a rapid break in the case, is the victim’s ID. Also note that the SW Precinct Crime Prevention Council meeting is 6 pm Thursday at the precinct, and it’s a chance to ask a precinct lt. if they have anything more they can say about the case – on occasion they do – TR

  • Anonymous May 9, 2023 (12:41 pm)

    Has the victim been confirmed. I got a call that this could be a friend of mine and can’t get ahold of anyone to find out .

    • WSB May 9, 2023 (1:23 pm)

      The next round of IDs from the medical examiner would be this afternoon. I heard a possible name in police-radio exchanges at the time – very unusual – and the age checks out – but we have to await official confirmation.

      • Anonymous May 9, 2023 (1:45 pm)

        So you will be releasing details on that?  I just want to know where to look to get the details 

        • WSB May 9, 2023 (3:04 pm)

          When the victim is ID’d, yes, we’ll add that here.

          (Added) And the victim wasn’t on today’s list.

          • N May 10, 2023 (8:03 am)

            It was Chad Anderson

          • WSB May 10, 2023 (4:40 pm)

            Thank you. That’s what the Medical Examiner’s Office has just said too, and for the record it’s the name an officer mentioned over the air during the investigation.

      • G May 10, 2023 (6:46 am)

        Thank you for everything you do!  Our community is better because of WSB.

    • Warren May 19, 2023 (8:13 am)

      Did u know Chad ..long timeVery kind was heI worked with himPlease give the police any info

  • KayK May 10, 2023 (9:44 am)

    SPD Homicide is looking for info and tips on this- https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2023/05/08/detectives-investigate-deadly-west-seattle-shooting/

    • WSB May 10, 2023 (9:51 am)

      That’s the same thing they posted the morning it happened – see 6 am day-of update above, which includes the tipline mention.

    • Warren May 19, 2023 (8:15 am)

      Did u know Chad wellAny info would help catch theWorthless killer

  • Anonymous May 10, 2023 (7:34 pm)

    Omg nooooo It was him wtf happened. Him and I hadn’t spoke in months with life being so hectic. 

    • Warren May 16, 2023 (7:58 am)

      U need to call the tip line tell them anything u know on who chad knew or phone # he hadIt will help alot

  • Anonymous May 11, 2023 (9:39 am)

    If anyone saw anything or knows anything even if you think it’s small. Please reach out to police. We need to find out what happened, this is tortuous for his mother and family. Please help.  

    • HP May 11, 2023 (8:51 pm)

      Very sad and scary.  The location near where the police scene was and as noted by one of the reporters as vacant is the property that has had an influx of rvs, trailers, and lots of different people over the last year plus.  Interesting that the city took action on the place the day this happened.  Wonder what it will take for real action to preemptively avoid tragedy as the area has had multiple shootings and now death in the neighborhood.

    • Warren May 19, 2023 (8:16 am)

      Any updatesTold them all I know 

  • L. Belle May 12, 2023 (7:57 am)

    Many of us who live in this neighborhood have reported the problems to the City that are directly related to this location including trespassing, drug dealing, a suspected chop shop, RVs blocking the sidewalk, etc. One of the squatters has repeatedly towed the unlicensed “storage” RVs that are found on the surrounding streets. It wasn’t until this man was killed that the City took action. posting the trespass notice. The squatters returned and are currently occupying the house again. They are destroying our neighborhood and our useless council member does nothing to help us.  

    • HP May 12, 2023 (5:27 pm)

      I hear you!  You can look at city records and see tons of reports against the location.  Does anyone know any other recourse to get that location and the surrounding street issues on Cambridge and Barton actually addressed?  It seems to me that city is actually be negligent and putting everyone at risk.  

      • Chris Crombie May 13, 2023 (7:18 pm)

        Hi HP, where can one see complaints made against the property? I’m in the process of writing Rachel and want to ‘fact fill’ my chance if I get her attention.  Thank you,  Chris

        • WSB May 13, 2023 (7:36 pm)

          In case HP doesn’t see this – assuming they’re talking about complaints filed with SDCI – you can see complaints against any property in the Seattle Services Portal – enter the street number and name. That does not include criminal activity, but more, vacant building violations, junk buildup, etc.

          • Chc May 16, 2023 (10:33 am)

            Thank you!

    • K May 13, 2023 (7:44 pm)

      The location where the body was found is NOT the same location as the RVs.  He was found mid-block on 15th, near the entrance to the church parking lot.  There is no drug dealing or “chop shop” at the Church.

      • HP May 13, 2023 (8:28 pm)

        Hi K,The location the body was found is in front of a vacant house that also has rvs, trailers, and likely chop shop type work.  Look at the driveway that still has the rv there.  That house has gotten a notice for multiple issues with squatters and is very likely connected to all the other rv issues in the neighborhood.  You can see and hear it every single day with no ramifications.  

  • L. Belle May 13, 2023 (10:33 am)

    The trespassers removed this notice shortly after the City posted it. Several of us in the neighborhood reached out to Rachel but she never responded. Perhaps others would like to contact her as well to keep the pressure on. We did hear the City is contacting the property owner in China and the letter is being translated but in the meantime the squatters remain. 

    • HP May 13, 2023 (8:43 pm)

      Will do.  We need this taken care of. 

  • MB May 14, 2023 (1:34 am)

    Is this the same Chad Anderson that managed at Garlic Jim’s years ago?! 

    • Warren May 19, 2023 (8:26 am)

      And worked at Waste management Did u know him too

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