— Ricky FonPaine(@PaineBoy) December 24, 2012
The man killed in an early Christmas Eve shooting at a Bellevue bar has been identified as the CD’s DeShawn “D.Mill” Milliken.
Friends are mourning his death, and a website has been set up to help raise money to help his family. From the fundraiser page:
This fundraiser was created in hopes of helping Mr. Milliken’s family with funeral and memorial expenses. On Christmas Eve of 2012, Deshawn Milliken was called home, as he was senselessly gunned down while celebrating the Seahawks victory inside a Bellevue establishment called the Munch Bar. Losing Deshawn is a blow not only to friends and family but to the whole community. Often serving as the “glue” between his family and friends, he will be missed.
Deshawn was a father, brother, son, uncle, grandson, friend, provider, protector and role model to many. A beacon of positivity, Deshawn touched many lives. For instance, he adopted a daughter, fed the less fortunate, and took care of numerous at-risk youths in the central district area that lacked father figures. He was the type of person that would you give you his car while he rode the bus. He was extremely caring, loving, protecting, and always willing to lend a helping hand.
More importantly, he leaves behind a loving mother who has been with the public defender’s office for more than thirty years, a sister whom he helped raise, a young daughter, and an infant nephew whom he cared after like his own.
The loss of Deshawn Miliken has stunned our entire community. Please join me in donating towards his funeral expenses. If anyone deserves to be sent off the right way, it is our brother Deshawn Milliken.
The suspect in the shooting, 19-year-old Ja’mari Alexander-Alan Jones, is still on the loose. Anyone with information should call the Bellevue Police tipline at 425-452-2564 or email email@example.com.
The shooting occurred in the Mirror Lounge at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar at Bellevue Square, around 1:10 a.m., according to Bellevue police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate. About 600 people were inside the bar when about five gunshots were fired. A 30-year-old Seattle man was killed and another man injured.
Police said Ja’mari Alexander-Alan Jones is the suspected shooter, and obtained a warrant for his arrest Monday. His car is described as a white Nissan Maxima with Washington state license number AHZ1672. Police consider him armed and dangerous.
While it appears there was only one shooter, police haven’t ruled anything out, Iafrate said earlier Monday. Witnesses gave conflicting descriptions of the gunman, she said.
Jones was one of the three teens who pleaded guilty in the 2008 slaying of “Tuba Man” Ed McMichael on First Hill. Another of the Tuba Man killers, Billy Chambers, is facing serious gun charges after a string of crimes, including a 2011 assault at 23rd and Jackson.
If you were close to Milliken and would like to add more information or photos, please leave a comment below or contact CDNews at firstname.lastname@example.org.