The Seattle PI has obtained the police reports for Tuesday night’s shooting, saying that warnings went out within the SPD about possible retaliation shootings between gangs in the CD and the south end of the city:
Three hours after Cheatham was shot Tuesday, an officer recognized six known members of the 74 Hoover Criminals, the notorious South Seattle gang, near that intersection. The officer wrote in the report that it was odd that six would occupy the gang-claimed bus shelter at the same time.
“Based on the large gathering of gang members at the bus stop following two gang-related shootings, I believed that the six ’74 Hoover’ gang members at the bus stop were possibly armed and waiting for retaliation from Central District gangs,” the officer wrote.
The PI has also learned that the victim in Tuesday’s shooting, former Franklin High School basketball star Donnie Cheatham, was possibly linked to a shooting last month inside a First Hill nightclub:
Before Cheatham was shot, police were interested in speaking to him because he “potentially had information” related to the Nov. 23 shooting just after midnight at Vito’s Madison Grill, Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz told the P-I last week.
Where and when will this insanity come to an end?