Perhaps it's nothing more than the law of averages at play, but it seems Seattle "superhero" Phoenix Jones was actually involved in a worthwhile crime-fighting effort early Sunday morning in Pioneer Square.
According to reports, while videotaping in the area around 2 a.m., Jones' camera microphone picked up several gun shots- an incident that left a woman lying on the sidewalk near Second Avenue and Yesler Way with at least one gunshot wound to her neck.
The video captured by Jones is the only video of the scene, and according to the P-I is being used by police as part of the SPD investigation.
For those playing at home, all of this means Jones actually contributed something tangible to crime fighting in Seattle.
As Seattle Weekly readers know, we've been critical of Jones and his media-whoring ways in the past. While this latest episode doesn't mean we've changed our minds (or that we think it's any less silly that Jones has a Los Angeles-based publicist), it's still nice to see Jones involved with something other than leading media contingents around Belltown at night.
Check out the video below, posted to Ustream by PurpleReignSuperhero. The shots are fired around the 11:20 mark.
The victim and her boyfriend had just left an area comedy club and were walking back to the victim's apartment when the shooting occurred. Detectives believe a smaller, light-colored vehicle, which was seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed, may be connected.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Seattle Police Homicide hotline at 206-233-5000