Domestic Violence Call in West Seattle Ends in Apparent Suicide

Police are investigating after a man fired shots at a woman’s home and then apparently fatally shot himself in the Puget Ridge neighborhood.

A woman called 911 just after 10 a.m. to report her 32-year-old ex-boyfriend showed up to her home in the 6500 block of 16 Avenue Southwest and began firing shots at the house.

Officers converged on the home and found the victim had escaped to a neighbor’s house.  Police began searching the victim’s house and the surrounding area.  At approximately 10:50 a.m someone called 911 to report they had found a body in a nearby greenbelt.  Officers responded to the area and found the suspect dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Seattle Fire Department medics treated the victim at the scene for minor injuries she sustained while fleeing her home.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence and you wish to get assistance please call police or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233).