In a situation best described as both awkward and extremely dangerous, Lynsi Burton of the Seattle PI reports this morning that a shooting in Pioneer Square early Tuesday was sparked by oral sex interrupted.
Also, the suspect was reportedly wearing a tuxedo ... which figures.
As Burton details, Seattle police “responded to reports of gunfire about 2:14 a.m. in the area of Fourth Avenue South and South Main Street,” Tuesday morning after a couple reported being shot at by “an older man with white hair wearing a tuxedo.” Citing police reports, the PI indicates that officers quickly located and detained a man matching the couples description, finding a semi-automatic handgun in his pants. Police also indicated that the suspect appeared “highly intoxicated,” according to the PI, and that the couple was not injured.
Sure, they weren’t injured, but perhaps they were scarred.
The couple told police they were walking west on South Main Street, engaged in a verbal argument, when they spotted the man, standing in an alcove, receiving oral sex from a woman.
The woman immediately left upon being discovered and the man reportedly grew angry and walked north, according to police reports.
About half a block away, the man turned around and pointed his gun at the couple, saying, “I’m going to kill you,” and fired one shot before continuing to walk away, reports indicate.
The PI’s story indicates that a witness corroborated the couple’s story, and the tuxedo-clad suspect was booked into King County Jail.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Weyerhaeuser.