shooting Section

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE May 6, 2018: Sadly, a 20-year old male victim has died from his injuries suffered in a shooting early Saturday in SeaTac. The man passed away at Harborview... [Read more]

Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Major Crimes Detectives are looking for additional witnesses that may have seen a disturbance that lead to a shooting in SeaTac at Angle Lake Park on April... [Read more]

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Story & Photo by Aaron Wells Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta marched Monday afternoon (April 23) with the family and friends of Elizabeth Juarez, 13, one of two girls killed in a shooting on March 28. The... [Read more]

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A 13-year old boy was robbed of his backpack – then shot at – Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., shortly after two nearby schools let out for the day. During the robbery,... [Read more]

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

On Sunday, April 15 at 1:14 p.m. Burien Police Detectives at Southwest Precinct 4 (14905 6th Ave SW; map below) were outside in the back lot when they heard a shot being fired near the front of the Police... [Read more]

Road rage turns into shootout between 2 cars on 1st Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Road rage turns into shootout between 2 cars on 1st Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office/Burien Police said that a road rage incident turned into a shootout between two cars on 1st Ave South near SW 124th Street in Burien Wednesday afternoon, April 11. “The... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Packed City Hall hosts Town Hall meeting Mon. night

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Packed City Hall hosts Town Hall meeting Mon. night

Story & Videos by Scott Schaefer On Monday night (April 9), around 140 people packed into Burien City Hall for a Town Hall on Youth Engagement and Community Safety, held by the City. The meeting was... [Read more]

Alturas Apartments holding community meeting for residents this Friday

Alturas Apartments holding community meeting for residents this Friday

Alturas Apartments – where two teen girls were tragically shot and killed on Mar. 28 – will be holding a community meeting for residents this Friday, April 6, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Navos Revelle... [Read more]

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

The City of Burien is inviting the community to a Town Hall discussion on how to engage youth and enhance community safety on Monday, April 9. In the wake of the tragic death of two teens last week,... [Read more]

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne Councilmember Krystal Marx pushed to have the recent deaths of two teenage girls made the focus of the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (April 2). The girls – ages 13 and 19 –... [Read more]

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies 1 of 2 shooting victims

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies 1 of 2 shooting victims

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified one of the two victims of Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Burien as Eveona Cortez, 19. Eveona died from multiple gunshot... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]

Police believe fatal shooting of 2 teenage girls in Burien Wed. night gang related

Police believe fatal shooting of 2 teenage girls in Burien Wed. night gang related

Two teenage girls were shot and killed in a parking lot at/near the Alturas apartment complex on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 137th Street in Burien (map below) Wednesday night, March 28. Police say that Wednesday... [Read more]

Shooter arrested after hiding in porta potty in Dottie Harper Park Thursday

Shooter arrested after hiding in porta potty in Dottie Harper Park Thursday

At around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 22), multiple 911 calls came in to report that a shooting had occurred near Dottie Harbor Park. Police say that a 27-year old Asian male – who was located hiding... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection with Sunday shooting death

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection with Sunday shooting death

UPDATE March 21, 2018: A 45-year old male was arrested and booked for investigation of Murder 2 into King County Jail for the Sunday shooting death of a 56-year old male in the 13600 block of 1st Ave SW. Police... [Read more]

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: The victim of a shooting in Burien that happened on Sunday, March 18 has died, police said Tuesday afternoon. Police say that on Sunday morning just after 1 a.m., a motorist was driving on 1st... [Read more]

Possible road rage-related shooting results in large police search Monday

Possible road rage-related shooting results in large police search Monday

A possible road rage-related shooting occurred near the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street in Burien late Monday afternoon. A large police turnout and search resulted, including the... [Read more]

Shooting in Burien early Sunday sends one to Harborview in critical condition

Shooting in Burien early Sunday sends one to Harborview in critical condition

A shooting in Burien near the 13600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) early Sunday morning (March 18) sent one to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. One person on the scene said that CPR... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Local students walkout to protest gun violence Wednesday

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Local students walkout to protest gun violence Wednesday

Story & Video by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday, March 14 – one month to the day after 17 students and teachers were killed by a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida – dozens... [Read more]

After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

UPDATE: After reports of gunfire being heard just before 9 a.m. Friday morning (Feb. 16), and a lockdown on the Highline College campus, Des Moines Police reports that an initial investigation indicates... [Read more]

Man accidentally shoots self near Burien Safeway, suffers life threatening injuries

Man accidentally shoots self near Burien Safeway, suffers life threatening injuries

A man accidentally shot himself near the Safeway on SW 148th Street in Burien on Thursday night, Feb. 1, at around 9 p.m.   A witness reported that there were a “bunch of cop cars,” and... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help locating White Center double murder suspect

Police seeking public’s help locating White Center double murder suspect

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a man who is wanted for shooting and killing two men in White Center earlier this month. Police say that Merle Charles Buchanan,... [Read more]

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced this week that all police shooting inquests will be put on hold while the Review Committee he convened last month considers potential reforms and submits... [Read more]

Man charged in Seattle shooting also awaiting trial for Burien drive-by

Man charged in Seattle shooting also awaiting trial for Burien drive-by

A man charged with killing a 21-yar old in Columbia City in December is also awaiting trial for a July drive-by shooting in Burien, the Seattle P-I is reporting. King County prosecutors charged 24-year-old... [Read more]