December 21: Join us for a community debriefing about the carjacking & shooting on 35th Ave NE

On December 6, a man brandished two handguns at several downtown businesses, carjacked three vehicles, and fired on police officers before a fatal confrontation on 35th Avenue NE and NE 68th Street in the Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood.

Learn more about what happened, about police follow-up, and what to do if an active shooting takes place in a public setting.

Community Meeting & Debriefing

Monday, December 21, 2015

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

NE Branch Seattle Public Library

6801 35th Avenue NE

Guest Speakers

  • Lieutenant David Sweeney, Operations Commander, Seattle Police Department North Precinct
  • Detective Nic Bauer, Force Investigation Team, Seattle Police Department

Co-sponsored by the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association and the Wedgwood Community Council.

Richard Fuhr

While it is good to know what to do if an active shooting takes place in a public setting, then it could be a bit late.

Some other questions come to mind, including the following:

1. How did the carjacker get his guns? It has been reported that he had a very long criminal history, and that he had also been on “community supervision”

2. Who was doing the “community supervision”

3. What exactly is “community supervision”

4. What, if anything, can we learn from this?

Richard Fuhr

Thanks to:
1. The Seattle Police Officers who provided a detailed debriefing of this incident and answered our questions.
2. All those in the audience who attended.
3. All those who asked questions or made comments.
4. Our elected officials who took the time to attend.
5. The Ravenna-Bryant Community association and the Wedgwood Community Council for sponsoring the event
6. The Seattle Public Library for hosting the event