Beacon Hill

Seattle police are investigating the second homicide in a month in a South Seattle homeless encampment. According to police, at 12:30 a.m. on July 22, a homeless man approached a parking-enforcement officer in the 1700 block of Airport Way South and told the officer that a man had been shot in the Jungle, a heavily wooded area along I-5 on the west side of Beacon Hill. At the scene, officers found a homeless man dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest. According to a department source, police believe the shooting was drug related. No arrests have been made...

Leschi

On the evening of July 22, homicide detectives were again called to the scene of a fatal shooting, this time outside a home near Lake Washington. SWAT and patrol officers locked down the 800 block of 32nd Avenue South as they attempted to coax an alleged teen gunman out of his house. Several hours later, police discovered that the house was empty. According to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court on July 27, prosecutors allege that 19-year-old Tristan Appleberry fired one shot from a 7.62 mm SKS rifle through the rear window of 18-year-old Aaron Sullivan's car, striking the teen in the head. Sullivan died at the scene. Court documents indicate the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud between Sullivan and Appleberry's friends over a girl. Appleberry was arrested the next morning near his girlfriend's house in West Seattle...

Ballard

Seattle police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with an early-morning attempted robbery and homicide at a convenience store on 15th Avenue Northwest and 58th Street. Police say at 6:30 a.m. on July 26, the 17-year-old walked into the Pit Stop Express wearing a snowboard cap, bandanna, and sunglasses, and attempted to rob the store. The teen got into an altercation with a 28-year-old employee, police say, and opened fire. The employee died at Harborview Medical Center later that day. At about 3:00 p.m. the following day, SPD SWAT officers arrested the 17-year-old at a house in the 900 block of Northwest 60th Street, about five blocks from the scene of the murder. There have been 12 reported homicides in Seattle so far this year. By this point in 2008, there had been 18... recommended