Man in critical after being set on fire, passerby extinguishes flames

Update: Police have released a name and a photo of the suspect: 31-year-old Christopher Burrus.

Detectives believe Burrus doused the 39-year-old male victim with a flammable liquid and set him on fire.

Police say if you know where to find Burrus, call 911 immediately and do not approach him.

Earlier: Police say a man was set on fire just after 7 last night in the 4500 block of Leary Way in Ballard, across the street from the BevMo.

A passerby extinguished the flames and called 911. Medics arrived and took him to Harborview Medical Center, where he’s in critical condition.

Detectives are looking for a male suspect and his girlfriend in the case. There’s no word on possible motive or if the suspect and victim knew each other.

If you have any information regarding this case, detectives would like to talk with you: call the homicide/assault tip line at (206) 233-5000.

Earlier this year, a woman was killed in a stabbing in an RV parked a couple blocks north of this location on Leary Way.

Suspect arrested in Ballard murder

Police have arrested an 18-year-old suspect for suspicion of murdering a woman in her Ballard-Frelard home last night.

After a family member discovered the woman with “obvious wounds,” police and fire responded to the 300 block of NW 47th street at 9:30 last night. Homicide detectives arrived a short time later.

This morning, police say they made an arrest.

“During their investigation, detectives developed information that led them to an address south of Seattle where they contacted and arrested the suspect,” Seattle Police said. “He was later booked into the King County Jail.”

Detectives say it remains an active investigation, and they have not released any other details. We’ll update as we learn more.

2 shot at party at Gas Works Park

Two men were shot after a fight broke out at Gas Works Park early this morning. Two groups of people were holding a party after the park closed, and shots were fired after an altercation, police say.

Both victims will survive. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived just before 12:30 a.m. Seattle Police is asking for the public’s help in sharing any information about the shooting.

Celebrity Fisherman arrested after altercation with Ride Share driver

Television fisherman Sigurd Hansen was arrested early last Thursday morning by Seattle police following an altercation with a ride-share driver.

Read more from the SPD North Precinct Blotter post below:

The driver told police he had picked up two men and two women, who had requested a ride from the 2200 block of NW Market St to an address outside of Seattle in Shoreline, WA.

According to the driver, the Shoreline trip was cancelled in the ride-share app, which led to a dispute with the passengers over the fare.

The driver told police that during the dispute, the older male passenger—later identified as Hansen—kicked a dent in the rear passenger side of the ride-share vehicle and reportedly spit at the driver.

The driver contacted police following the incident, leading officers to contact Hansen at his residence in Shoreline.

Hansen told officers he’d been celebrating Norwegian Independence Day, but disputed any altercation with the ride-share driver. Officers arrested Hansen and booked him into the King County Jail for assault and property destruction.

Due to significant media interest in the incident, the department has made a redacted copy of the report available here.

Woman killed in stabbing on Leary Way

Update: Police say they have a suspect in custody. Detectives say the stabbing did occur inside the RV parked along Leary, and they believe the suspect and the victim knew each other.

Earlier: Medics rushed a woman in her 30s to Harborview Medical Center after a stabbing early this morning in the 900 block of Leary. She died in the emergency room shortly after arriving, KOMO reported.

Fire and police responded shortly before 3 a.m. to the scene, closing Leary in both directions.

The stabbing occurred near an RV parked along the road, but it’s unclear if the RV is connected to the incident. The victim was discovered outside, near the 7-11 and Jack and the Box parking lot. Police are searching for her attacker.

We will update as more information becomes available…

Breaking: Two SPD officers shot in downtown Seattle

According to SPD Twitter reports, two officers were shot following police response to robbery near Madison/Western Ave downtown.

SPD is asking for people to please stay out of the area as they investigate. See the area marked in red below:

Downtown commuters, please be aware of this incident when making commute plans to return home.

The My Ballard team will update the post with more information when it is known.

Guns seized, teen arrested for Pot Shop hold up near Carkeek Park

SPD SWAT officers seized a cache of rifles, handguns, and pot still in its retail packaging, and arrested a 16-year-old robbery suspect at an Everett apartment who was wanted for an armed hold up in late February at a marijuana dispensary near Carkeek Park.

Read the full details in the SPD Blotter post below:

Back on February 21st, four suspects walked into a pot shop in the 300 block of North 105th St, held employees up at gunpoint and stole various marijuana products.

Police had previously identified and arrested two other suspects in the case–one man was arrested last month in Snohomish County in an unrelated investigation and a second man, who turned himself in to police. Detectives are still seeking a fourth suspect.

After serving the warrant in Everett and arresting the 16-year-old, officers seized three handguns, a rifle, a shotgun, ammunition and 17 different vials and packages of marijuana products from his home before booking him into the King County Youth Service Center for robbery.

The same day, SPD’s law enforcement partners in Snohomish County also served a warrant at a home in Monroe and recovered firearms and large amounts of marijuana as part of a related investigation.

SPD officers arrest car prowlers in Frelard

A call about a group of people prowling cars and stealing license plates led SPD officers to arrest a man and a woman early last Thursday in Frelard.

Read more details from the SPD North Precinct Blotter below:

Officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of 6th Avenue NW just before 7 a.m. to investigate after a neighbor called in to report three people possibly stealing from cars parked in the area.

When officers arrived they found three people standing by a stolen car with the hood up.  When officers ordered the three to the ground the 40-year-old woman and the 50-year-old man, but the 48-year-old man refused.

The uncooperative suspect backed away, yelled “[fudge] that!”, and ran.

Officers chased the man, but temporarily lost the him until a neighbor pointed out the suspect laying in their side yard. Officers took the man into custody without further incident.

Officers released the 50-year-old man from the scene after determining that he had nothing to do with the stolen vehicle. Officers took the woman to the North Precinct where she was interviewed by detectives and later released pending further investigation. The 48-year-old man was booked into King County Jail on a felony warrant and drug charges.