WANTED IN SEATTLE –
It was a typical Wednesday night at a bus stop near Third Avenue and Pine Street in Westlake on November 9 when suddenly…
“You’ll actually see this suspect raise his hand, turn his back, and as he’s walking backwards he’s firing rounds into the crowd,” said Myrle Carner, of Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.
People duck and try to hide after hearing the gunshots. Everyone except for the suspect, who police say is 18-year-old Alrick Hollingsworth Jr., running down the sidewalk in the middle of your screen from the 7-Eleven to the McDonald’s.
“There’s even small children down the way,” said Carner.
You can see a woman shielding the child as the suspect rounds the corner at Third Avenue and Pine Street.
“At one point, he’s running by police officers who are running toward the scene who still don’t have a suspect description,” said Carner.
Police say the suspect came rushing through Westlake, took off his jacket, and put it in a trash can. They recovered it as evidence.
“He’s trying to do a lot of things to get away,” said Carner.
In his wake…
“A lot of people down, a lot of people crying, a lot of people in shock,” said 7-Eleven manager Sharon Keith.
We spoke to Keith shortly after the shooting.
“It sounded like firecrackers and I knew it was gunshots and I told everybody to get down and I locked the doors and looked out and I saw multiple people down, bleeding,” said Keith.
One of the men down was 26-year-old Jesse Baker, who was taken to Harborview Medical Center with the other four victims. At the time, he was in bad shape and unable to talk after being shot in the neck and back.
“All I knew was that my brother was down there and he was fighting for his life,” said the victim’s sister, Rayya Baker.
But now, his family says he's out of the hospital, back home, and recovering just in time for Thanksgiving.
“We’re fortunate we’re not talking about a homicide,” said Carner.
Even though Hollingsworth has no criminal record, because of the brazen act, he has a $1 million outstanding warrant for his arrest because, police say, he’s armed and dangerous.
“We’re going to pay you a good chunk of cash to turn this guy in. He should not be on the street,” said Carner.
If you know where he's hiding, call an anonymous tip into:
CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS
You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.
You can also download the new P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information and any photos or videos you have to Crime Stoppers.