FOLLOWUP: More Details Emerge In Police Report From Monday’s Shooting


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At least 10 police cruisers turned out for Monday's shooting incident, which also caused lockdowns at two nearby schools. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

On Tuesday (Sept. 20), the King County Sheriff’s Office released the following police report to The B-Town Blog, detailing Monday’s shooting incident at the Southwest Seattle Ambulatory Center on SW 160th, which resulted in a lockdown of Sylvester Middle School as well as Three Tree Montessori School.

To read our extensive on-the-spot first report (including several on-scene photos), click here.

Some of the more interesting details emerging include:

  • At least four different windows to the clinic had been shot at, on two different floors.
  • As a responding deputy drove into the parking lot, shots were fired and bullets flew past her patrol car.
  • Two parked cars were also hit.
  • When occupants of a nearby apartment building saw police, they closed their blinds. Police got suspicious, obtained a search warrant and investigated the apartment, where they found two firearms as well as narcotics.
  • Four people were arrested at the apartment: a 16-year old female and three males (20, 20 and 21).

Here’s the police report we obtained Tuesday (Sept. 20):

On 09/19/2011 at approximately 1140 hrs, I was dispatched to Southwest Seattle Ambulatory Center 275 SW 160 ST. Radio dispatch advised that windows to the building had been damaged due to fireworks. However, while I was en route I was updated by radio dispatch that the employees at Southwest Seattle Ambulatory Center reported gun shots having been fired.

As a deputy drove her patrol vehicle to the south side of the building and heard what she believed to be bullets fly past her patrol vehicle and she also heard gunshots.

I walked inside of the building and was led to the first floor break room. The breakroom was on the east side of the building. I saw a bullet hole, approximately a quarter size in the window. Glass was shattered on the table. One of the employees had been seated at the table in the break room when the bullet hit the window.

I was led upstairs to the second floor and was shown three large glass windows that had multiple bullet holes in them. I located several bullet fragments on the floor and collected them for evidence.

While I was on the second floor with a deputy saw a white male, and female on the second story, balcony of the Fox Cove apartments 159 SW 160 ST looking around and when they saw Police they closed the blinds and went inside.

I took a position on the roof of the building to overwatch the potential shooter apartment that we had seen activity on.

Occupants (names redacted) walked out to Deputies and were detained.

A search warrant was written up by Police and Police entered the apartment after very loudly announcing their intent and authority. Police located a female and two males inside a locked bedroom.

I located two parked cars on the southside of the building with bullet holes.

I was advised by Detectives that two firearms were located inside of the apartment. A .22 caliber rifle and a .38 caliber revolver were located in  the apartment. I was also advised by Detectives that suspected narcotics were located to include; Meth, Marijuana, pills and Cocaine.

Detectives advised me that the .38 caliber revolver was stolen per WACIC NCIC.

XXX  (female age 16) was cited for reckless endangerment and had an outstanding arrest warrant with Juvenile Court and was booked into Youth Services Center.

XXX (male age 20) was booked for Investigation of VUFA. XXX (male age 21) was also was booked for Investigation of VUFA. XXX (age 20) was booked for Investigation of Possession of Stolen Firearm and Investigation VUCSA. All three suspects were booked into King County Jail for the above charges.

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