CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Suspect arrested in Roxy’s Casino shootings (updated Friday)

(WSB photo, Saturday night)

9:15 PM THURSDAY: A suspect is in custody in the Roxy’s Casino shootings. That’s according to King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Glen Brannon, White Center’s new “storefront deputy,” who just announced today’s arrest during the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting we were covering for partner site White Center Now. We’re attempting to get more details from KCSO. The deputy described the shootings as not random, and said they involved a “beef” between two people, the suspect and one of the three victims. Two other people – both casino employees – were not intended targets. (A crowdfunding page is set up for one of them, identified publicly as CJ.) The casino and adjacent Roxbury Lanes, meantime, reopened today; they had been closed since the shootings just before 11 pm Saturday.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: KCSO’s media-relations office has confirmed the arrest but offered no details – aside from confirming that one victim has died.

9 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Suspect arrested in Roxy's Casino shootings (updated Friday)"

  • Alki resident June 1, 2023 (10:03 pm)

    This is a relief. It was pretty obvious police knew who they were looking for and I’m glad he’s arrested. 

  • SWRoxburyNeighbor June 1, 2023 (10:07 pm)

    Thank you for this follow up. I’ve been thinking about the victims non-stop. What a terrifying experience and I hope recovery is gaining more momentum. Very happy to hear they made an arrest!

  • 1994 June 1, 2023 (10:13 pm)

    Fantastic news that a suspect is in custody!  So sorry for the 3 people who were targets of the suspects anger and gun violence. 

  • Rhonda June 2, 2023 (12:05 am)

    GREAT work, KCSO! We noticed a smaller-than-normal amount of vehicles in the Roxy’s parking lot this evening and I’m sure customers will now feel safer knowing the attacker is in custody.

  • anonyme June 2, 2023 (12:38 pm)

    When every moron in the country can run around with as many guns as they want, innocent people are bound to get hurt.

  • Roby & Kelly June 2, 2023 (4:31 pm)

    OMG, not CJ, the most beautiful, kindest and sweetest person. Haven’t seen her for many years, but if you can help, please donate to the Go Fund Me page set up for her. We love you!

  • Crowdfunding? June 2, 2023 (4:57 pm)

    It’s awesome that there is a campaign to support CJ. However, I’m a little confused by a couple things i saw. 1) The campaign states, “ We are raising funds to help with the loss of income and any expenses she may have while unable to work.” I’m 99% certain that income and associated costs will be covered by some combination of Roxbury insurance, L&I, long-term disability, and unemployment. I understand some of those might take a while to receive funds from, but that leads me to point 2. 2) Roxbury lanes donated $1,500. This was an opportunity to step in and cover the whole amount being raised. Do the right thing and just say, “hey CJ, you’ve got nothing to worry about, we’ll take care of everything”.And before anyone says some crap like, “they’re a small business” or some other nonsense. This is a Casino that has been a hot spot with a long history of crime surrounding it. It’s not like they can’t afford it nor deserve a free pass. 

    • Adam June 2, 2023 (7:04 pm)

      There may or may not have been a discussion on the side that doesn’t involve you, weirdly enough. They may have also contributed to the GoFundMe because not to would invite scrutiny, but I mean who would think like that? They may not, as a small business (sorry for breaking your rules), be able to afford the massive cost this tragedy will incur and maybe, just maybe, they’re also a victim of this situation, and are incurring higher than normal costs associated with it at a time where they closed for several days and received no income and may have to pay the employees not at work, added security that I’ve heard is posted at every entrance, cleanup costs, electronic security upgrades, legal advice regarding exactly what their fiscal responsibility will be in the end, and maybe it’s so tough economically on everyone who is a victim that they too are feeling it. Maybe insurance covering costs is the easiest route. Maybe the business not spending a ton of money on this means they would be less able to pay the employees who can remain at work, or supporting the traumatized workers who experienced this disgusting crime. I don’t know. I mean, I literally came up with this whole spiel while typing, just all off-the-cuff, spit-balled thoughts as I began writing this response to your comment. It was that easy to come up with ideas of why. But first and foremost, I don’t know the answer to that because it would be weird for that to be public information, and like I started with, may be a conversation you and I weren’t privy to. Or maybe not. 

      • King of the streets June 3, 2023 (11:25 pm)

        Stfu Adam. I got you being the son of the owner who is too cracked out on meth to talk to the public, huh??!This casino owner has made enough money on something that should be illegal anyways. The shootings and stabbings started when they turned to a casino although it has always attracted crime and those type who commit crime. They have a dept to pay to the whole community, this not an isolated incident. This opens room for the rapper Ganzoe to sue the shit out of them too now and hopefully shut them down. This is not a safe place to go, and them being there is a danger to the community. Invest in the place or go away! A place that refuses to spend money on improvement while obviously making a ton of money off addicted gamblers and lowlifes every night is not welcome here in this neighborhood. 

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