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Man Arrested After for Firing Gun In West Seattle Park

Officers arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday after he fired a handgun in a West Seattle park.

Officer Stephanie Hemsley was patrolling near 29th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Barton Street at  11:30 pm when she heard gunshots near Roxhill park. Officer Hemsley began searching the area and saw a man and woman running towards a parked gray Pontiac.

Officers stopped the vehicle and, saw a handgun sitting on the floor of the car under the driver’s seat, and found the man was carrying bullets in his pants pocket.

The man admitted to officers that he had fired multiple rounds inside the park.

Officers released the woman from the scene after determining that she had not discharged the firearm. The man was booked into King County Jail  for discharging a weapon within city limits and a concealed weapons violation.