Letter From Chief Diaz Regarding Discipline

UPDATE 5/13/21: Chief’s Response to Community Concerns The Seattle Police Department received many questions today about the next steps in accountability for the events of last summer. Chief Diaz issued the following statement: “The closing of the OPA case in question was not the end of the Department’s response to… [ Keep reading ]

Man Wounded in West Seattle Shooting

One man was wounded in a shooting in West Seattle shortly after midnight. Police were called to 16th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Roxbury Street shortly after 12 AM after reports of gunfire. At the scene, officers found shell casings and a man with a gunshot injury to his groin. Witnesses… [ Keep reading ]

Police Recover Two Handguns From Man Selling Narcotics in Chinatown-International District

Officers working a narcotics operation in the Chinatown-International District arrested a 47-year-old man Monday evening and recovered two firearms and narcotics, including fentanyl. Around 6 pm, police spotted a man who they believed was selling narcotics in the 800 block of South King Street. Officers stopped him and found he… [ Keep reading ]

Police Still Working to Identify Deceased Woman in 1996 Case

The Seattle Police Department and King County Medical Examiner are seeking information about a woman, who has remained unidentified in the years since she was found dead from suicide in a downtown hotel in 1996. Upon checking into the Downtown hotel under the name “Mary Anderson”—which does not appear to… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Seize Guns, Body Armor and Fake Explosive

Officers arrested three men and recovered multiple firearms, body armor, and even a fake explosive device in three separate cases last week. Last Thursday, Robbery Unit Detectives were preparing to serve a warrant at the Des Moines home of a 40-year-old man they believed had fired a gun during a… [ Keep reading ]

Man Wounded in Georgetown Shooting

A 35-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in Georgetown late Sunday after he became involved in a confrontation with two men at a gas station. Around 11:20 PM, police responded to 3rd Avenue South and South Lucille Street for a report of a shooting. At the scene, they found the… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Suspect in Yesler Terrace Shooting

Officers arrested the suspect in a shooting near the Chinatown-International District on Friday evening, after he barricaded himself in a newly-constructed building. Just after 5:00 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing shots near 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Officers on patrol in the area also heard the shots… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Woman for Disabling East Precinct Garage Door

Police arrested a 34-year-old woman on Capitol Hill late Thursday after a group of black-clad protesters caused significant damage to one of the East Precinct’s entries. Around 11:30 PM, a group of approximately 15 protesters marched from Cal Anderson Park to the nearby East Precinct. Several members of the group… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters Encounter Armed Man at Fire Scene in South Lake Union

Police were called to a building fire Thursday afternoon in the Cascade neighborhood after firefighters encountered a man in crisis, armed with a knife, inside a burning building. At about 4:30 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department was on the scene of a fire in the 200 block of Terry Avenue… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Friday Morning Mt. Baker Shooting

An 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting shortly before 1 AM Friday in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. Police responded to the 3800 block of Letitia Avenue South at 12:50 AM, after receiving a 911 call about gunfire, and found an 18-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided… [ Keep reading ]