Man Fires Shotgun At Cars In Burien Tuesday Morning; No Injuries

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According to Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Department, a shotgun-toting man fired at cars in Burien Tuesday morning (March 23) near the intersection of South 128th and 1st Ave South.

There were no injuries.

Urquhart said that a man carrying a shotgun fired at least one round at passing cars around 5am Tuesday. It doesn’t appear any cars were hit and no one was injured. Deputies arrested the man.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a driver who said someone pointed a gun at him as he drove past the intersection of S. 128th and 1st Ave South.

Deputies and Burien police went to the intersection and saw a man holding what appeared to be a long-barreled gun. Before the officers could act, cars drove by and they heard the suspect fire a round in the direction of the passing cars.

1st Ave South was shut down and officers approached the suspect and ordered him to drop his weapon. Wisely, he complied. The 54 year-old Burien man was taken into custody.

A 12 gauge shotgun, still loaded with three rounds of buckshot, was seized.

The suspect was booked in to the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.

The man did not provide a motive for his actions.

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7 Responses to “Man Fires Shotgun At Cars In Burien Tuesday Morning; No Injuries”
  1. Riley O'Bailey says:

    He’s lucky I wasn’t there,I would have not signed his Pardon!!!

  2. Lisa B. says:

    NICE. Right by my house and an hour after my husband leaves for work. Too close for comfort, glad they caught him.

  3. Coverofnight says:

    How is it that unarmed people get injured by the police, yet this guy, who has a gun, was taken into custody – they should have turned the buckshot on him to let him know how it feels! Shooting at passing cars!!!!! What’s this world – scratch that, this CITY coming to?

  4. Andrew says:

    Random attempted murder is particularly scary. They say most murder victims know their murdered, so we can make an effort not to know any murderers, but in a case like this it really could be you and there’s really nothing you can do to stop it. He must have been a bad aim because buck shot is the heavy stuff. You’d know if it hit you.

    • loves libraries says:

      It’s not bird shot, that’s for sure. I don’t think you’d know if buckshot hit you, because you probably wouldn’t live long enough.

  5. James says:

    Cocaine is a powerful drug!

  6. hayley fay says:

    This is sad

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