Blotter | Gunfire at 25th and Cherry; Burglary suspect busted

We have details surrounding the reports of multiple gunshots that rang out last night just after 11 PM. According to the Seattle Police blotter:

Gang detectives found a damaged car and two shaken—but uninjured—men several blocks from the scene of a shooting in the Central District late Wednesday night.

Around 11 pm, police received several 911 calls about gunfire at 25th Ave and E. Cherry Street. At the scene, several witnesses described seeing a black male, wearing a brown coat and dark pants, open fire on a sedan as it drove down the block.

Officers found several shell casings and discovered a car with bullet damage about two blocks away from the scene of the shooting, and found the driver and a passenger of the damaged vehicle. No one was injured in the incident.

Gang Unit detectives interviewed the two men, who told officers they had no idea why anyone would have shot at them.

Gang detectives are handling the investigation.


Also yesterday, a burglary suspect returned to the scene of his crime and was subsequently busted:

A suspect stole the victim’s car keys during a burglary and returned an hour later to steal the victim’s car. On 2/12/14, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a homeowner in the 400 block of 22 Av woke to find a burglar in his house.  The homeowner gave chase but lost the suspect.

The suspect stole multiple items, including car keys.  At approximately 6:00 a.m., the embolden suspect returned to the scene of the burglary and attempted to steal the homeowner’s car.  Officers quickly arrived in the area. The suspect fled on foot and officers gave chase.

After a short foot pursuit the suspect was cornered in a nearby yard.  Officers found the suspect and arrested him without incident.  The victim positively identified the suspect as the burglar.

The suspect was arrested and later booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

The 31-year-old man is also suspected of several car prowls in the area.

3 thoughts on “Blotter | Gunfire at 25th and Cherry; Burglary suspect busted

  1. What would make this a gang investigation? Were the victims gang members? Is their gang a criminal enterprise? What is a gang anyway? If gangs are bad why don’t we criminalize them. I have a group of friends that I run with – is that a gang? I have a bunch of racist jerk buddies that I drink with and who all own guns, is that a gang? Or do you have to beat, shoot, and rob people to be a proper gang? I’m confused, gang involved crimes seem to just get a pass and a special nod from SPD gang detectives. Shoot, if my buddies shot up someone they’d have us hanging from the gallows (cepting gubner wimpleton wont allow it now). If gangs are a bad thing let’s round em up and send them to Australia or Albania or one of them penile colonies. Capitol hill perhaps.

    • Perhaps the two victims here are well-known enough to police that it casts doubt on their claim “we can’t imagine why anyone would want to shoot us”? Just one possibility.

  2. Yes. Most likely. It just seems that we aren’t willing to state the facts of the matter and address the cookies as they crumble.

    A simple statement from SPD should clearly idenfity what is going on.

    Officer McIreland’s report: At 0145 am Feb 14, 2014 I met with victim XYZ who stated: “They shooting at us and I don’t know why.” XYZ is know to me and the gang squad as a member of the 23rd and Cherry Haters R Us gang. Based on my prejudicial directives to manage gang member victims differently than other victims (because they are such jerks) I am going to ignore this case and send it over to the scruffy looking idiot detectives squad. Then I headed back to the station and filled in our manditory DOJ tracking log and tried to find some old dude to arrest for jay walking to make sure the log is balanced properly. Realizing my job is a pointless waste, I left work and headed to a “friends” house and drank 8 shots of Tillamor Dew before driving home.