The Seattle Times: Shoreline teen pointed gun at two, then shot woman who intervened

Friday, May 31, 2024

According to reporting in The Seattle Times,

A Shoreline teen was charged last week as an adult with second-degree murder, accused of fatally shooting a woman who attempted to intervene when he pointed a gun at a young female’s face, according to prosecutors.

Jaden Taylor, 16, was also charged with first-degree assault for firing a shot that struck a teenage boy in the abdomen and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, say the charges filed May 24. Arrested a day earlier at his family’s apartment, Taylor remains in juvenile detention in lieu of $2 million bail.

Article here 


5 comments:

Anonymous,  May 31, 2024 at 4:57 AM  

Hold the parents accountable too!

Anonymous,  June 1, 2024 at 12:56 AM  

While our state leaders have been busy blaming (and banning) scary-looking rifles and magazines, the real threat to public safety comes from people like this teen. There are several hundred little monsters running around Puget Sound, mostly between the ages of 10 and 30, who have no regard for others and who will kill you over nothing just as this kid allegedly killed a 50 year old woman.

I got back from Idaho not too long ago, where you can buy ARs, AKs, and whatever magazine fits in your firearm. But it's a far safer place than here because people are held accountable for their bad behavior. Our judges have been so busy turning violent young criminals back out on the street that they feel invincible - and why wouldn't they? After all, they don't end up serving real time until they kill someone.

We have created little Jaden Taylors everywhere by voting their enablers into office.

Anonymous,  June 1, 2024 at 4:00 PM  

The beating incident the Seattle Times references is where Jaden Taylor and 11 other students jumped two members of the Shorecrest Wrestling team near the highschool.

Ben,  June 2, 2024 at 5:06 PM  

Washington has a higher violent crime rate but Idaho has a higher firearm injury death rate.

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 10:11 AM  

Ben, the firearm injury death rate cobbles together homicides and suicides. Homicides are more worrisome since suicide is in one's personal control. Idaho's gun homicide rate is 1.5, fifth lowest in the nation. Washington's gun homicide rate is 3.3.

When someone dies of a firearm in Idaho, it's often an elderly man in poor health who would have qualified for Death with Dignity under Washington law. When someone dies of a firearm in Washington, it's often murder by pistol in one of several crime hotspots.

Importantly, neither the assault weapons ban nor the magazine ban have much impact on either type of firearm death. It's all for show. Getting violent criminals off the street is what makes people safer.

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