Burien Man Robbed At Gunpoint Near Chelsea Park, Fights Off Attackers


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The King County Sheriff’s Department reports that a 22-year old Burien man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning (Jan. 26th) around 1am while walking near Chelsea Park when two men approached him, brandished a gun to his chest and stole his cell phone.

According to Sgt. John Urquhart, both suspects then ran away, but were chased by the victim. When they saw this the suspects popped off a few shots at him, which generated several “shots fired” calls to 911.

The victim didn’t give up though – police say that he caught up with the two men in Chelsea Park (at SW 136th and 8th Ave SW) and starting fighting with the unarmed one. But the one with the gun pistol-whipped the victim on the back of the head. The fight ended when both fighters got tired and the two suspects “ran’ off again.

One deputy looking for the ‘shots fired” call found the victim staggering down the street with head lacerations. A K-9 unit tracked one of the suspects to the park nearby, and also found the gun that was used hidden under a garbage can along with the stolen cell phone.

The victim, a Burien man, was treated and released.

The captured suspect, a Seattle man, age 19, was taken to the hospital and stitched up before being booked in jail for investigation of Robbery.

The second suspect was not located.

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5 Responses to “Burien Man Robbed At Gunpoint Near Chelsea Park, Fights Off Attackers”
  1. Matt says:

    I’ve lived in Burien my whole life and a good chunk of that right near this “136th & Ambaum” that seems to keep popping up in the news. I hear police helicopters overhead and gunshots at least once a week in this area at night. I don’t know if there has been a recent influx of bad apples over here but something needs to be done about all this. These few square miles are the only ones in Burien where I refuse to go out at night. I hope the victim recovers and they catch that other piece of trash.

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  2. Lucas Green says:

    This story is parially inaccurate. The man who was found was arrested at 1:26 am DIRECTLY under my bedroom windown in the backyard of my home, several houses away from chealsea park, The police searched my yard as well as my neighbors well into the 3 am hour.

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  3. Lisa says:

    Yay, another shooting in my neighborhood. At least the punk was caught this time.

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  4. Greg says:

    The King County Sheriffs Office has the finest officers in the state, bar none. Our officers serving in Burien and North Highline do a great job in responding to the needs of our citizens. Remember what good service we get the next time the law makers are asking for a cut in the sheriff’s department.
    Greg Duff

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  5. amy says:

    That was pretty bold fighting a couple of dudes with a gun all for a cell phone… must have been an iPhone.

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