UPDATED: Three Men Charged in Fatal Brighton Shooting

Update 7/1/2020:

Seattle police have arrested three men in the shooting death of a 20-year-old woman in July 2017.

Che’Reonna L. Thomas was shot while inside a car in the Brighton neighborhood on July 1, 2017. She died from those injuries six days later. Detectives believe she was the unintentional target of a drive-by shooting.

After a lengthy investigation by police, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges of second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm this week.


Originally posted July 1, 2007

Detectives are investigating after a woman was shot in the head overnight in the Brighton neighborhood.

Officers responded to reports of shots being fired from a moving car in the 4500 block of South Willow Street just after 2 a.m. Saturday. Officers arrived and found a woman in her 20’s who had been a passenger in one of the vehicles with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head.  Seattle Fire Department medics took the woman to Harborview Medical Center where she is being treated for her injuries.

Witnesses told officers that two cars were driving through the area at a high rate of speed while the passengers were possibly firing shots at each other. Gang unit detectives are working with witnesses to develop a suspect description at this time.

Detectives ask if you have any information in this case to please call (206)684-5550.