On April 24th a King County jury convicted Ivory Berube for the July 12th, 2008 shooting of Tanisha Barquet. He was sentenced to 25 to 32 years in state prison for the assault that left the victim with life-threatening but non-fatal wounds to the leg and neck. The long sentence is in part due to his lengthy criminal history, which includes convictions for assault, theft, and various drug violations.
The incident began on Friday July 11th when the victim was confronted by the suspect and his brother Emory outside of Thompson’s Point of View, where Emory accused her of being involved in an earlier incident where one of his friends was shot in the arm. He then threatened to “kick her ass” and do “some serious harm” to her. The victim and her friend then got in their vehicle and left the scene.
Early the next morning the two made another stop for a drink at a lounge in the 1200 block of E. Jefferson, where she again ran into the Berube brothers and was shot by Ivory.
The King County Prosecutor’s office notes that this case was only solved due to the survival and cooperation of the victim:
While the shooting was witnessed by as many as 15 witnesses, not one came forward to help police solve this crime. Fortunately, the victim survived and was able to identify the defendant as the shooter. Without the hard work and dedication of the Seattle Police Department’s Homicide and Gang Units, this case would not have been solved.
Emory was arrested a few days later outside of Thompson’s Point of View, and charged with assault and drug possession. He pleaded guilty to those charges on April 13th and awaits sentencing.
Always nice to see local kids make the newspaper!
people sure the hell are stupid
it’s like they are hardwired to not be able to function in society and given enough time they will blow it
“15 witnesses, not one came forward to help police solve this crime. “
Wow, you’d think they’d at least be a 1 in 15 chance someone has a conscience? Guess the odds in the CD are even lower.
and how much is fear of retribution?
AS FOR THE CASE NOT BEING SOLVED WITHOUT HER IS A LIE. THERE WAS A FULL VIDEO OF THE CRIME AND I HEARD ONE OF THE BROTHERS TOOK A PLEA WHICH MADE THE OTHER ONE GUILTY. WHOEVER IS WRITING THIS STUFF NEEDS TO GET THERE FACTS RIGHT BEFORE THEY START POSTING FALSE INFORMATION!
Howdy neighbor! How’s the crab grass problem? It can be terrible this time of year.
I feel that when a so called man trys to hurt a woman he isn’t human, he is an immature, ignorant, stupid being. He should of gotten worse. No woman deserves to have gone thru this, ever. The people who feel she was wrong need to realise that the people at the bar/club left her to die!!!! Tanisha is a very strong individual and I hope all the best for U sweetie. Live your life to the fullest Honey and don’t look back because U were meant to be here for a reason. God made sure of that. TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE AGAINST TANISHA AND HER FAMILY MADE GOD HAVE MERCY ON U BECAUSE SHE DID THE BEST THING SHE COULD DO, THAT IS TO MAKE THAT MAN PAY……….. : ) : ) : ) : )
THIS IS THE WORSE THING I COULD OF HEARD THAT A WOMAN WAS BEING SHOT DUE TO HEAR SAY. WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN? WE NEED TO MAKE OUR CITY A LITTLE SAFER FOR WOMEN. WHAT KIND OF CITY IS THIS WHEN YOU CAN GET SHOT OVER HE SAID SHE SAID. TANISHA YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO WOMEN EVERYWHERE. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.
She is a DISGUSTING DISGRACE to women EVERYWHERE!! 15 witnesses and not ONE came forward..
i thought you needed evidence? The gang unit clearly has
no idea what they are doing. I feel terrible for Ivory for getting
wrongly convicted.. but i guess like karma..WHAT GOES AROUND..COMES AROUND..
God does NOT like ugly..!
Ivory you are in ALL of our PRAYERS!
You know what, to all you all blogging on here who do not know the facts now what you are talkin about before you open your get to typin what yoou think you know…. there is no justice in this city, there were witnesses who came forward in Ivorys defense that were not heard because the testimony was not in the prosecuters favor!! Hows that for justice? Why would this man want to hurt this woman he didnt even know, he is no young kid out commiting retaliation shootings like the media calls it, this is a father with a family this is not the movies, its real life. wrong place wrong time. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!!
they never found a gun, but convict with gun charges?? and no there was no full video you cannot see who is who in the video, the prosecuter could have said that was any body… the police wanted a conviction and they got it they dont care who just another case solved. people who committed murder get less time then Ivory 51months ridiculous for shhoting a low life,gang banging trouble making gun carrying thug chick. Child rapist serve less time Washington has it all backwards. Another black man taking away from his family, represented by a defense attorney who works for the state. Ivory didnt have a chance!!
FROM THE SOUNDS OF IT THE GIRL DONT KNOW WHO SHOT HER NOR DID ANYONE SEE HER GET SHOT. YET THIS SAME FEMALE CAN GO AROUND AND SHOT AT MEN BEHIND HER BESTFRIEND BEING BURNT BY ECLIPS W/ HERPES…. YEAH THATS WHAT THIS WHOLE THING IS ALL ABOUT. HER ACT AS IF IT WAS HER PUSSY THAT GOT BURNT AND TOOK IT UPON HERSELF TO SHOT THIS MAN. NOW THAT HE HAS LOVED ONES WHO WANTED TO SHOW HER A THING OR TOO BEHIND SHOTING THIS MAN SHE WANNA TELL? YET NO ONE TOLD ON HER WHEN SHE SHOT THEM, OVER SOME BUISNESS THAT WANST HERS ( AT ALL ), DUE TO ALL THE DRAMA SHE ALMOST GOT HER LIFE TOOK. THIS STORY SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO TELL PEOPLE TO MIND THEIR OWN BUINESS PERIOD-POINT-BLANK…