Thursday April 22nd, 2004: Fatal Shooting on East Madison Street


Police identify man shot outside nightclub


Saturday, April 23, 2005

The King County Medical Examiner's Office yesterday identified a man who was fatally shot outside a Seattle nightclub early Thursday as Keith V. Raine, 46. His hometown was not available.

Raine died from a gunshot wound to the head, the Medical Examiner's Office said.

He was sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle in the parking lot of Deano's nightclub on East Madison Street near 21st Avenue when he was shot just after 1 a.m.


Man dies in shooting near Deano's nightclub


Friday, April 22, 2005

Police officers on patrol heard four gunshots early yesterday and within a minute found a victim shot in his car.

The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. in the parking lot of Deano's, a nightclub on East Madison Street near 21st Avenue in the Central District, police spokesman Sean Whitcomb said.

The officers were across the street when they heard the gunfire. The victim was in the driver's seat of his vehicle, Whitcomb said, with at least one gunshot wound to his head.

Seattle fire medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center, where he later died. The King County Medical Examiner's Office had not yet identified him.

It appeared whoever shot the man fled down an alley.


Seattle Times Local Digest, Local News: Friday, April 22, 2005

Man, 47, fatally shot outside nightclub

A 47-year-old man shot in the head early yesterday outside a Capitol Hill nightclub died at Harborview Medical Center.

The man was sitting in his car in a parking lot beside a tavern and grocery store on East Madison Street near 21st Avenue East. Shortly after 1 a.m., two Seattle police officers, who were in a parking lot across the street, heard four gunshots, said police spokesman Sean Whitcomb.

The officers ran across the street and found the man, who had been shot at least once in the head, Whitcomb said. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has not yet released the man's name.


A neighbor notes:

My first 911 call was at 11:49 pm. I heard screaming outside, looked out and saw a black male walking quickly up the sidewalk towards Deano's. Apparently he had jumped over my neighbor's fence while running from gunfire. The neighbor told me that he had been screaming at the man to get out of his yard. Police came out and talked to my neighbor outside. Meanwhile, I heard more yelling and fighting from down at the corner. The police officers talking to my neighbor did not respond to it; I did not see a car at Deano's (though I can't say if there was one out of view or not), so I decided to call 911 a second time (12:06 am) and tell them that they needed to send more police officers out. The operator was not especially polite, told me they were handling the situation, and hung up on me.

At 1:10 am, there were four more shots; I called 911 a third time and said "There were just four MORE gunshots here," hoping that they would understand the emphasis. Apparently iy was too late for one unfortunate soul.

Seattle PI article about suspicions death on Madison:

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Death of man outside nightclub remains mystery to family, police

January 16, 2003 Drug Deal

Capitol Hill Times Police Beat, January 29, 2003

Just after 8:30 pm on Jan. 16, Anti-Crime Team officers were performing a buy-bust operation in the 2000 block of East Madison Street.

An offcer approached a man and asked if he could "hook him up." "What do you need?" the man replied.

The officer said that he wished about $120 worth of crack cocaine. The officer stood by while the man contacted several people nearby. Soon another man approached, who provided a baggie of suspected crack cocaine in exchange for the officers' identified bills. The transaction was conducted and both parties walked away.

The oficer gave his purichase to another officer. The substance in the baggie tested positive for crack cocaine. The suspect was pursued by several officers and soon taken into custody.

The subject was booked into Kng County Jail.


December 13, 2002 shooting

Seattle Times Local News: Saturday, December 14, 2002

Shooting leaves man in critical condition

SEATTLE - Police are investigating a shooting last night in the 2000 block of East Madison Street.

About 7:40 p.m., police found a man in his 40s lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was in critical condition last night at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Seattle police spokeswoman Deanna Nollette said the victim was leaving a restaurant when he exchanged words with two people in a dark, older-model sedan.

One of the two got out and shot him, Nollette said, before jumping back into the car and driving southbound on 23rd Avenue East. Nollette described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a thin build, wearing a black jacket and brown beanie cap.


Seattle Times Local News: Sunday, December 15, 2002


Madison shooting victim still in critical condition

SEATTLE - A 27-year-old man remained in critical condition yesterday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being shot in the abdomen on Friday night near Deano's Cafe & Lounge on East Madison Street. The victim was initially reported to be in his 40s.

Police said the victim, who was leaving the restaurant, spoke briefly with his assailant, who was the passenger in an
older-model sedan, before being shot. The shooter and another man fled, driving southbound on 23rd Avenue East. They remain at large.

The Seattle Police Department Gang Unit is investigating.

"We do not know if this is gang-related," said Seattle police spokeswoman Deanna Nollette. "We simply used the gang unit for their expertise in processing scenes."


Seattle Times Local News: Monday, December 16, 2002

Shooting victim upgraded to serious condition

SEATTLE - A 27-year-old man, who was shot Friday night on East Madison Street, was upgraded from critical to serious condition, a Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman said yesterday.

After leaving Deano's Cafe & Lounge, the victim spoke briefly with his assailant, a passenger in an older-model sedan, before being shot. The shooter and another man then drove southbound on 23rd Avenue East. They remain at large.

Captain Hill (East Precinct) adds:

The shooter and victim were known to each other. This was not a random act of violence.

There were a couple of witnesses and our detectives are continuing the investigation.

I have beefed up patrols in the area. As you'll recall we had three sucessive shootings there last year at this time.

If anything new pops up I'll let you know.

And (later that night)....

Police Beat, 'The Stranger", 01/01/03

Have I Been Stabbed or Shot?/Pill Hill/Sun Dec 15/1:23 am: Late tonight, a man stumbled into Harborview Medical Center with a four-centimeter gash on his left temple and a one-inch laceration around his lower spine. The bleeding man, who earlier had been at Deano's Cafe & Lounge, asked the staff if it was a knife or bullet wound. The staff determined that he had been stabbed. When the staff asked the man who may have stabbed him, all he said was this: "I know them all. The motherfuckers stole on me. They knew I was drunk." After his injuries were treated, he left the hospital.

November 15, 2002 shooting

From: Captain Hill (East Precinct)

There was a shooting on Friday night, the 15th. It took place around 11:15 p.m.

Two young men, strangers to one-another (if you want to believe that) were arguing when one pulled a pistol and shot the other in the buttocks (3 times).

The wounded man was driven to Swedish by associates and later sent over to HMC.

We have about 5 good witnesses and detectives are still investigating.

Seattle Times, 12/02/01


SEATTLE - An exchange of gunfire outside a Seattle nightclub left a 33-year-old Federal Way
man injured and cars and the club riddled with bullet holes.

Several witnesses reported two males shooting at each other in the club's parking lot about 1:45 a.m. yesterday in the 2000 block of East Madison Street, Seattle police spokesman Duane Fish said.

The Federal Way man was shot in the right shoulder. He was treated at the scene and taken to Harborview Medical Center, where. He was released yesterday morning.

Police found what appeared to be 21 rocks of crack cocaine on the victim. They were submitted to the state crime lab for testing.

A search for the shooters with tracking dogs was unsuccessful.

The incident is being referred to the police narcotics and gang units.

From KOMO-TV website 12/10/01

Two Wounded In Seattle Shooting

December 10, 2001

By Stacy James

SEATTLE - One woman is in critical condition, one man is in satisfactory after both suffered gunshots wounds early Monday morning in the Central District area of Seattle.

Seattle police responded to the 2000 block of East Madison at approximately 1 a.m. When they arrived officers found a 22-year-old woman shot in the head and neck.

A short time later, officers stopped a vehicle believed to be involved at Seventh and East Madison. A man inside was suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was also taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Just what part the man played in the incident is still unknown, said Scott Moss, Seattle Police spokesman. It is unclear whether he is a suspect or another victim.

Although a shell casing was found inside the man's car, there was no weapon.

Moss said there is no suspect information or known motive. The Seattle Police Homicide and Robbery Unit are investigating.

From KING-TV website:

Overnight shootings keep police busy


The Associated Press

Overnight shootings kept western Washington police busy.

In Seattle, a woman was shot in the neck outside a bar at 20th and East Madison by a masked man who fled.

She's in critical condition.

Police later stopped a car involved in the incident and found a man wounded in the shoulder. They don't know if he's a suspect or another victim

Seattle Times, 12/11/01

Woman in critical condition after shooting outside club

SEATTLE - For the second time this month, gunfire erupted outside a Central Area nightclub early yesterday, wounding two people, one critically.

About 1 a.m. yesterday, a man fired several shots in front of Oscar's II on East Madison Street. A 22-year-old Covington woman, hit in the neck, was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. A 25-year-old Seattle man, hit in the shoulder, was in satisfactory condition at Harborview.

On Dec. 1, a 33-year-old Federal Way man was wounded by a gunshot in front of the club.

There have been no arrests.

Seattle P-I, 12/11/01

Gunfire leaves woman in critical condition

SEATTLE -- One woman was in critical condition yesterday after she and a companion were hit by gunfire just before 1 a.m. in the 2000 block of East Madison Street, Seattle police reported.

Spokesman Clem Benton said investigators received reports of several shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old woman outside with a gunshot wound to her neck. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The 25-year-old man with her managed to get to the area of Sixth Avenue and Madison Street, where he was found with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He also was taken to Harborview and was listed in satisfactory condition yesterday.

Police have heard conflicting accounts of the incident, Benton said.

Seattle Times 12/15/01

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Local News : Saturday, December 15, 2001

Man arrested in shooting at Central Area nightclub

SEATTLE - Seattle police have arrested a 23-year-old man suspected of opening fire outside a Central Area nightclub early Monday, wounding two patrons.

A 22-year-old Covington woman remains in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where doctors are treating a gunshot wound to her neck.

A 25-year-old Seattle man was shot in the shoulder and has since been released from the hospital.

ANOTHER shooting:

Seattle Times, 12/12/01

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Local News : Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Man shot following traffic dispute in Central Area

SEATTLE - A Kent man was shot early today following a traffic dispute in the Central Area.

The victim, 32, was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center.

The incident started shortly before 2 a.m. near 21st Avenue and East Madison Street when the victim backed his car into a second car with a woman inside. After she and the victim argued, the woman called her boyfriend on a cell phone, police said.

The boyfriend arrived a short time later and argued with the man and then shot him, police said.

The victim was able to walk about a block before he collapsed.