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New video footage of the June 20th shooting aftermath is now online.
ECHO Patrol Report: 6/19-20/2020
Patrol Time: 23:30 - 04:00
Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle / CHOP
Roll Call: Red Ranger, Justin Service
We began patrol around the area again shortly before midnight. There were lots of fireworks going off into the air around the CHOP. We approached 10th & Pine and noticed street medics struggling with a man who had sat down in one of their wheelchairs and refused to get up. The man was mentally ill and shouting that he was God, and did not have socks or shoes on his feet. With everyone else at a loss, Red Ranger obtained a pair of socks from the street medic station and knelt down to speak to the man. After listening to him, Red Ranger de-escalated, gave him the socks, and the man was agreeable enough to get up from the wheelchair and leave of his own accord. The medics thanked us for our help and we continued our patrol.
We saw some fights and arguments near where people were lighting off fireworks, and after we were crowded and others were trying to de-escalate, we attempted to move to a different position to monitor the situation.
At 02:20, we heard several gunshots ring out from the west. We ran as fast as we could towards the gunfire while telling others to get to cover. We arrived at 10th & Pine to find medics attempting to treat two victims who had been shot. We did our best to assist the medics on scene and keep the area clear so they could try to save the victims. Several people swarmed the area, and medics did their best to help the victims. We assisted with clearing a path to get victims to the medic vehicles, which were also swarmed by people. We moved to get people back off of the vehicle so that the medics could evacuate the victim they had on board to the hospital. They evacuated and we continued our patrol in the area to ensure the safety of everyone there in the midst of the chaos.
As of this posting, one young man was killed and the other is in critical condition. The killer/killers have yet to be identified or apprehended. If you have any information on the identity of whoever committed this awful crime, please come forward.
Stay safe, everyone
Disclaimer: There was an error in processing the date on the body cam and it should more clearly read 6.20.2020.