Seattle police investigating deadly shooting in Central District

Seattle police and firefighters provided medical assistance to the shooting victim at the scene, but he was later pronounced dead.

SEATTLE – A person has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Seattle’s Central District on Wednesday night.

Mayor Bruce Harrell released a statement Thursday confirming D’Vonne Pickett Jr’s death, describing him as “a father, entrepreneur, mentor and pillar in our Central District community.” I.” He noted Pickett’s business honors a family member’s legacy, his service as a youth sports coach and his work mentoring young people to “determine shape the next generation of leaders in our city.”

Pickett and his wife own The Postman, which was covered by KING 5 in 2020. In an interview, they shared their excitement about investing in the community with their business and their love. for origins in the Central District.

The Seattle Police Department did not release Pickett’s name in their statement, but confirmed that witnesses reported a man was fatally shot shortly after 6:30 p.m. near E. Union St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

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Seattle police officers and Seattle Fire Department paramedics arrived and began providing medical assistance to the shooting victim. According to the Seattle Police Department, the victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he later died.

Loved ones and community members gathered at a vigil held outside The Postman on Thursday night.

“This community is being disrupted right now. We are hurt really badly. It’s like you lose a brother, you lose a son, you lose a pillar in this community,” said Jamar Tymony.

Tymony and Pickett have coached youth football together. Tymony said Pickett is doing better for the community and shaping future generations.

“You have lost someone that everyone admires. Mature men have always admired him for showing how to do it the right way,” said Tymony.

The community was shaken by his loss and called for an end to senseless violence.

Maurice Hunter Sr. “I never thought I would bury my grandson. Everyone. And I will talk about him as if he were still here. I know he is in my heart.”

Pickett is proud of his roots in the Central District and his family is committed to his memory and legacy.

“I want him to be proud of us and continue to do what he died for. He died doing the right thing,” said Hunter Sr.

Tymony said: “You can see the love this man has made and how many lives he has touched.

Governor Jay Inslee said in a tweet that “his leadership will be missed by so many.”

Seattle police and King County SWAT arrested a suspect in connection with the 12:30 p.m. shooting Thursday.

Detectives believe the suspect is involved in another murder and multiple shooting investigations are ongoing around the area.

The suspect’s identity has yet to be released.

This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.

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