VIDEO: Deadly shooting at Boulevard Park 7-11; ‘no indication of wrongdoing,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office
(Photo courtesy Alisha)
8:13 AM: The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Boulevard Park this morning. KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West tweeted that she was on the way to 8th South/South 110th and that the early reports indicate it involved a “customer shooting hatchet-wielding masked man.”
9:31 AM: Just talked with Sgt. West at the store (will add video when we have it uploaded). She said the call came in around 5:45 am. The man who fired the shot(s) was getting coffee when the masked man came in. The man with the gun was carrying it legally, she said.
11:11 AM: While we were at the store, the King County Medical Examiner was on the scene to take away the body. Meantime, here’s what Sgt. West told us:
If you can’t play the video – Sgt. West says there was “no indication of wrongdoing” on the part of the 60-year-old store customer who shot the man – he’s a regular customer who had a concealed-pistol license – but the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will ultimately get the case for review.
11:30 AM: A news release sent by Sgt. West after our interview added two more details: The clerk, 58 years old, has a minor abdominal injury from the hatchet attack; the suspect is believed to be in his 40s but hadn’t yet been identified as of midmorning.
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March 13th, 2016 at 9:10 am
“Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good news story” I thought the location looked odd for being in White Center
March 13th, 2016 at 10:04 am
The wording is odd: “customer shooting hatchet-wielding masked man” could be that the perpetrator was shooting customers while wielding a hatchet or a customer shot a hatchet-wielding masked man. From the update it looks like a customer with a legally held gun shot the guy with the hatchet.
March 13th, 2016 at 11:35 am
M – In order to be grammatically (punctuationally!) correct for what you suggest, it would have had to have been customer-shooting, hatchet-wielding masked man.” The hyphens are all-important. Using Twitter sometimes requires cutting down on characters to make the 140-character limit, and articles (ideally this would have been “customer shooting a hatchet-wielding masked man”) are often the first to go.
D – I will admit I had to look it up – but I did know instantly upon seeing the cross-streets that whatever it was, it was NOT WC, especially considering that this location is east of 509.
March 14th, 2016 at 3:42 am
Looks like pick wrong 7/11 to act up in, also it’s a gun license, not a permit
March 14th, 2016 at 3:58 pm
No. The state of Washington has a CPL. Concealed pistol licence.
March 15th, 2016 at 11:20 am
It appears this guy Steven Lee Blacktongue had over 25 court entries (Washington Court), 3 appear to be felonies. How could this thug not be supervised?