Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WA:Neighbor pulls gun on angry armed man at 23rd and Alder Thanksgiving morning

A convicted felon was found with a stolen revolver and was arrested early Thursday after a heated dispute at 23rd and Alder.

A woman told police the suspect, who she had never seen before, started pounding on her door shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. She looked out the window and saw the suspect and the woman's neighbor arguing, according to police. She then saw the suspect pull a gun on her neighbor.

She then went and got her legal handgun and went outside to confront the suspect. The man tried to leave, but was stopped by another person, who pinned him to the ground. When officers arrived, they saw a woman with a gun and three others standing on the corner. Down the street, a man had the suspect on the ground, hitting him.

Officers drew their weapons and approached the scene. The woman with the gun got on her knees and put her hands on her head. Officers then ran down the street and saw the suspect on the ground. They noticed the revolver in his pocket.

He was arrested and booked under suspicion of possession of a stolen item and gun crimes related to his past felony conviction. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

23rd and Alder has been the scene of several recent crimes, including a drive-by shooting earlier this month and an October arson. Police did not indicate that any of the incidents are related.


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