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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Disgruntled Customer Allegedly Responsible for U-District Shooting

Posted by on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:24 AM

As Anna reported yesterday on Slog, shots were fired in the University District yesterday afternoon, shattering a window at the clothing swap store, Crossroads, and generally causing a lot of fear and panic in the area (but thankfully, no injuries). A suspect was eventually arrested after a low-speed car chase.

Why the fuck would anyone open fire on a second-hand clothing store, you may ask? Today brings with it one potential motivation, courtesy of the SPD Blotter:

An employee at a second business, on 43rd and University Way, reported that she also heard shots and saw damage to the business window, and looked up to see the suspect sitting across the street in a black Audi, firing shots at the business. She believes the suspect was upset and has a vendetta against the business because he was refused a refund on items he previously purchased in the store. On a prior occasion he made veiled threats to cause harm to the business.

Upon arrest, police recovered "a very realistic looking pellet gun from the [24-year-old] suspect’s waistband." He's currently being held at the King County Jail while investigated for assault, malicious mischief, and felony eluding.


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Will in Seattle 1
Talk about eluding, that was an interesting chase.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this
biffp 2
Regarding gun violence and Bob Costas, got this from the Brady Campaign:

P.S. Bob Costas should be applauded for joining that conversation, for boldly representing the voice of all of us who know we are better than this and want to live in a safer nation. If you would like to send a letter to NBC to show your support for Bob, you can email

I've sent an email, and I really hope people on here who support rational discussion of this issue will send one also. Calling for his firing is total bullshit.
Posted by biffp on December 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM · Report this
balderdash 3
Ahahahahahaaa, what kind of utter tool does a drive-by with a pellet gun?
Posted by balderdash on December 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this
long-time reader 4
@3, are you implying he would be less of a tool had he used a real gun?

This story is a good reminder that the customer is
Posted by long-time reader on December 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM · Report this
OirishOiyesAreSmilin 5
#2 Way to go emailing NBC! You GO bra'!!!
I'll "join in the conversation" and send NBC an email to encourage them to fire hack media tools who should just shut their yap-hole about subjects they clearly don't have the mental horsepower to pontificate on.
And fuck the Brady Campaign.
Posted by OirishOiyesAreSmilin on December 4, 2012 at 9:16 PM · Report this

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