West Seattle Murder; South End Stabbing

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee January 23, 2012

Today in Fuzz: Man killed in West Seattle shooting; police arrest armed teen who threatened to "kill everyone," man stabbed in South End robbery.

1) Members of the Seattle Police Department's gang unit and anti-crime team arrested a 67-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a 36-year-old man in West Seattle Saturday night.

Police say the shooting happened around 9:45 pm in the Morgan Junction neighborhood. The victim was shot in the chest four times, and died Sunday at Harborview Medical Center.

We're working on getting documents that should shed a bit more light on what happened.

UPDATE: Police records say a one-sided dispute in the Feedback Lounge led to the shooting. Police say the suspect began glaring in the victim inside the bar and followed him outside, which led to an altercation. When the victim grabbed a shovel to defend himself, the suspect drew a gun and shot him, according to police. SPD says the suspect has a prior conviction for bank robbery, kidnapping for ransom, and rape.

2) Police also arrested a 16-year-old teen armed with a handgun after the teen called 911 Friday night, said he was going to "kill everyone" and hung up, according to SPD.

Officers arrived at the teen's home on 39th Ave. S. and S. Dakota St and found his mother and between eight and ten children inside the house.

When officers found the boy, he had a gun in his hand. Officers took him into custody and booked him into the juvenile detention center.

The suspect's mom apparently didn't know anything about the threats he'd made before police arrived.

3) A 44-year-old man was stabbed during a robbery in the parking lot of a south Seattle restaurant last week.

According to a police report, a man flagged the victim down as he pulled into a lot near Rainier Ave. and Genesee around 7:40 pm on January 16, then pulled out a six-inch knife and demanded cash.

During the robbery, the suspect stabbed the victim in the arm and ran off.
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