My husband and I wear coming out of the Merideth Mathews YMCA yesterday (Sept 11, 2011) just as the police were breaking the window of a parked car. The black car was parked on 24th AVE, adjacent to Homer Harris Park and across from the YMCA parking lot. An ambulance arrived shortly thereafter, however no medical attention was given to the man slumped against the window in the driver’s seat. We could only conclude that the man had passed away while seated in his car seat. It was very sad, and we’ve been thinking of the boy and his family and friends ever since. We hope that the police are able to discover what happened, and to provide some peace for his family.
Police and the Fire Department responded to the 1700 block of 24th Ave around 2:45 p.m. for a drug-related casualty, according to 911 call data. Seattle Fire said they were called to the scene for a possible dead on arrival call.