BREAKING: Burien Woman Arrested in Connection w/N. Seattle Shooting Friday
Our friends at KING5 are reporting that a Burien woman, Carolyn Piksa, 46, was arrested at her home today just before 5 p.m. in connection with the shooting of a man in the Green Lake area of Seattle Friday.
KING5’s report adds:
Seattle police are searching for an armed female suspect on the loose in the Bitter Lake area after a man was found shot in the chest in the Green Lake area.
Officers responding to a report of shots fired in a building near N. 80th and Densmore Avenue N. found a man with gunshot wound to the chest just around 2:15 p.m. Medics transported the man to a hospital; he was last listed in critical but stable condition.
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation spokesperson Dewey Potter identified the victim as Bill Keller, 65, the executive director of the Associated Recreation Council, and the suspect as Carolyn Piksa, 46, a current Seattle Parks and Recreation employee. Piksa is described as a white female wearing a blue stocking cap and a beige or green camouflage jacket.
Read KING’s full story here.
Here’s more info from the Seattle Police Department Blotter:
At approximately 1:57 p.m. officers responded to a Seattle Parks and Recreation Department office in the 8000 block of Densmore Avenue North for a 911 report of a man needing medical assistance. Updated 911 calls reported that a man had been shot. Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the 70-year-old male victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest.
After shooting the victim and prior to officers’ arrival on scene the suspect left the Seattle Parks and Recreation office and went to another city facility located at North 130th Street and Linden Avenue North. Once there the suspect brandished a handgun at an adult female and then left without further incident.
The suspect’s blue Chevrolet pickup truck was recovered in south King County later in the afternoon.
At approximately 4:49 p.m. Seattle Police officers located and arrested the suspect in south King County.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
As we learn more about this incident, we’ll update this post.