1 killed, 1 wounded in bar shooting near Seattle
A 30-year-old Seattle man was killed and another man wounded in
a shooting at a crowded suburban bar early Monday, police said.
Police issued an arrest warrant Monday evening for a 19-year-old
man in connection with the shooting.
The shooting broke out just after 1 a.m. at Munchbar at Bellevue
Square, an upscale shopping center about 10 miles east of Seattle,
said Carla Iafrate, a spokeswoman for the Bellevue Police
Police officers were outside the bar when gunfire erupted
because a large crowd had gathered there, she said.
More than 600 people were inside the venue at the time of the
shooting. ”It was a very complicated scene,” Iafrate said.
The wounded man was taken to Overlake Medical Center in
Bellevue. Iafrate did not immediately know his age, hometown or
The shooting appears to be an isolated incident. ”There was
some type of altercation,” before it, she said.
Iafrate said the suspect police are seeking, Ja’mari Alexander
Alan Jones, was convicted as a juvenile in the high-profile 2008
beating death of a Seattle street performer. Jones was sentenced to
less than a year in juvenile detention on a first-degree
manslaughter charge in that case.
No officers were involved in the shooting.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said several players were at
Munchbar following the team’s Sunday night victory over the San
Francisco 49ers, but none were injured.
”From what we know our guys were in a separate area and nobody
was involved at all,” Carroll said during a Monday news
conference. ”It was an awful thing that happened.”
Witnesses described a chaotic scene, telling local media they
dove for cover or hit the floor when they heard gunshots.
The shopping center opened Monday morning as normal, Iafrate
said, adding that the shooting had minimal impact on overall