Drugs Found at Scene of North Seattle Shooting

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee May 13, 2010

A Seattle police report indicates a man shot near a North Seattle cemetery last week was targeted because of a debt, and that officers responding to the incident recovered a baggy containing several types of drugs at the scene.

Police were called to 113th and Meridian—not far from the North Precinct—at about 5:00pm on May 6th after receiving reports of gunfire.

At the scene, police found a man laying in the street, clutching his left arm. The man, who was shot in the arm and backside, told police he was walking through the neighborhood when another man came up to him and said "you owe me money. I'm bout to shoot you! Pay up!"

The victim then heard three shots, and the suspect fled.

While medics were treating the victim, they discovered he was clutching a baggie containing small amounts of suspected methamphetamine and crack cocaine. However, the police report does not indicate whether the victim was shot over a drug debt.

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