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Lake City Way dispensary robbed at gunpoint

July 29th, 2012 by hillaryu

Early Saturday morning a Lake City Way marijuana dispensary was robbed at gunpoint and 40 plants were taken, according to various news sources included our news partner The Seattle Times. According to the article:

Police say three men forced their way inside the dispensary about 4:30 a.m. and two were armed with handguns. They held the 70-year-old night watchman at gunpoint.

The robbers also took a laptop computer and fled in the watchman’s car. He was not injured.

According to a article, the dispensary is located on the 8800 block of Lake City Way, where we’re not aware of a dispensary. The article notes:

Narcotics detectives are determining whether the dispensary is legally permitted.

We’ll try to get more details about the crime and the dispensary.

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Police: Man accidentally shoots neighbor in head

April 3rd, 2010 by hillaryu

A man in his upstairs Sand Point apartment accidentally shot his neighbor one floor below Friday afternoon, Seattle Police are reporting.

Officers responded to the apartment, in the 4000 block of NE 50th Street, at 1:30 p.m. after the neighbor, 44, was grazed by a shot to the forehead, police said. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The man believed to have fired the shot was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of reckless endangerment, police said. The suspect, in his 30s, according to a preliminary investigation by police, was putting a sling on his rifle while inside his apartment. The rifle was aimed downward, they said, with the barrel resting on the floor. After putting the sling on the rifle, the suspect pulled the trigger not knowing that the gun was loaded, police said.

A single round was discharged. SFD medics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview. The rifle was booked into evidence.

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