Homicide in High Point, Detectives Investigating

A 37-year-old male was  shot late Thursday night at 35th Avenue SW and SW Morgan.  The victim was pronounced deceased at Harborview Medical Center.

Shortly after 11:00 pm on Thursday, August 9th, officers responded to a shooting at 35th Avenue SW and SW Morgan Street.  Responding officers located the victim on the sidewalk next to a Metro bus.  The victim had been shot multiple times.  Officers provided first aid to the victim until they were relieved by Seattle Fire medics.  The victim was transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center, where unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded and took over the investigation.  It is believed that the victim and the unknown suspect were involved in a disturbance on the bus just prior to the shooting.  Investigators believe that both the victim and suspect got off the bus at 35th and Morgan and then the suspect shot the victim.  The suspect then fled the scene.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.  Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s tip line at (206) 233-5000.

Police Seize Date-Rape Drug, Guns, Other Narcotics After Undercover Investigation at Belltown Nightclub

The Seattle Police Department, working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, arrested 12 people Wednesday following an undercover narcotics investigation at the Foundation Nightclub in Belltown, where a dealer, who bragged about his close relationship with the club’s owner, coached undercover officers on how to dose women using GHB, a so-called date-rape drug.

Law enforcement officials began investigating Foundation in March 2018 after receiving reports of drug trafficking inside the club, as well as ongoing concerns city-wide about overdoses and sexual assaults associated with drugs like GHB.

In a series of undercover operations, police purchased cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, and GHB inside or near the club. All of the drugs were either purchased from employees at the club, including security, or facilitated by employees or managers of Foundation, who introduced undercover officers to dealers.

Police learned Foundation had several in-house drug dealers, who were allowed to bypass club security and sell inside the venue.

Management was aware of the drug dealing, and one dealer even bragged about knowing the owner, and later explained to an undercover officer how much GHB to use to dose women, depending on their weight.

On Wednesday, SPD’s narcotics unit and HSI served warrants at several locations and seized 829 grams of cocaine, over 1,000 grams of MDMA, 400 ecstasy pills, 800 Xanax pills, 190 grams of ketamine, 13 grams of DMT, 176 grams of GHB, 1200 Molly capsules, and additional prescription drugs, as well as two handguns and more than $60,000 in cash.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has issued an emergency suspension of the club’s liquor license.

Detectives continue to investigate the case and are actively searching for additional suspects.



Two Girls Seriously Injured in Rainier Beach Collision

Two girls were seriously injured today after they were struck by a car near Rainier Beach. The collision happened just after 1 p.m.

The two girls were crossing the road at Rainier Avenue and South Henderson Street when they were struck by a motorist driving a sedan. The driver stopped and was interviewed by police.

Seattle Fire Department medics provided emergency care and transported the girls to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.

The ten year old girl’s condition is life threatening. The nine year old girl’s condition is serious but not life threatening.

SPD’s Traffic Collision detectives responded to the scene to process the collision site and investigate the incident.

This information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation proceeds.

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Chief confirmation hearings are in full swing

The police chief confirmation process is ongoing and you can follow the latest developments here. You can submit comments about the nominee via email to COPconfirmation@seattle.gov, by calling Council offices (206) 684-8888, or in person during the public comment portion of the scheduled meetings above.

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