SEATTLE, WA– According to police, the suspect arrested in a recent deadly shooting at the Everspring Inn on Aurora Avenue, has 48 previous convictions dating back to when he was a juvenile, including a 1992 conviction for beating and slitting the throat of a 16-year-old girl. Afterwards, he threw her naked body into a dumpster and left her for dead.
The suspect, since identified as Larone Deshawn Charles, 48, was tracked down by authorities and taken into custody the night of July 25th, in Kent. Charles is being charged with second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and second-degree assault in connection with the recent motel shooting.
— Seattle Reddit (@rSeattleWA) July 29, 2020
Before booking Charles into the King County Jail, detectives interviewed him about the recent motel shooting. The recent slaying has prompted concerns from many nearby residents. Back on July 21st, police were called to the Inn at 4:15 a.m. after shots were fired.
Upon arrival, police found a 49-year-old man in the lobby suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim, since identified as Anthony E. Parker was fatally shot after the two got into a confrontation.
Both men were armed, but Charles shot first hitting Parker three times. The fatal shot went through his lung, heart, and liver. This fatal shooting at the motel occurred nearly two months after another shooting incident, leaving one woman dead and a man critically injured on May 26th.
Prior to this deadly shooting, court records show that Charles has a lengthy and violent criminal record. He has six previous adult felony convictions, 36 misdemeanor convictions, and six juvenile felony convictions.
The suspect, identified in court records as Larone Deshawn Charles, 48, was tracked down and taken into custody Saturday night in Kent, police say.
The most terrifying, is his 1992 conviction for his part in the murder of a 16-year-old girl. According to the records, Charles was given a sentence of 17 1/2 years in prison after he kidnapped and violently assaulted the 16-year-old girl as she was walking home from school.
At the time of the slaying, Charles was 20-years-old. He and two others abducted the 16-year-old girl near Cleveland High School late in the evening of January 23rd. As they drove toward South King County, they assaulted her. Prosecutors said she was beaten, stripped, had her throat slit, and then was left in a Federal Way trash bin where they thought she would die.
The 16-year-old girl was able to get out of the trash bin. Bleeding from the neck, she walked to a nearby Tavern for help. She was taken to a hospital and treated for her injuries. According to the physician, the victim was lucky to be alive because one of her two major wounds was very close to an artery.
The two assailants were originally charged with first-degree murder, but entered pleas when prosecutors agreed to reduce it to first-degree assault. Prosecutors did seek a harsher punishment for Charles as they believed that his actions were more vicious than the other two suspects.
In addition to Charles’ recent arrest in the motel slaying, court records show that he has two other pending cases. One for possession of heroin and meth, and the other for possession of a stolen vehicle. Charles failed to appear for an earlier court hearing on both of those cases.
Allegedly, prosecutors are seeking a bail of $5 million due to Charles’ extensive and violent criminal history, as well as the likelihood that he would fail to appear for his court hearings in the murder case if he was to be released from jail.
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Violent crimes like this are becoming increasingly more common as Seattle looks to do away with its police department.
Seattle, Washington – The expression, and the movement of, “defunding” the police has gone from chants during protests to now finding its way into various pieces of proposed legislation.
The latest in this form of legislation comes from none other than Seattle.
— Sheriff Paul Babeu (@PaulBabeuAZ) July 31, 2020
Instead of having a bonafide police force that polices a community, lawmakers in Seattle are pushing for the ever-ambiguous form of policing, coined as a “community-led” safety program.
The Seattle City Council poses in this drafted bill, that the Seattle Police Department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture”
“Protests forced many nationwide and in Seattle to confront the racism that has been plaguing the black community for centuries and spread to other communities of color, the harmful impacts of white supremacy culture, and the Seattle Police Department’s role in perpetuating racism and violence.”
Interesting that the SPD is referred to as an entity that perpetuates racism – while having a black police chief. Also, the bill (obviously) heavily cites the death of George Floyd as the inspiration for addressing racism.
Here’s the thing though – there’s absolutely zero indication that the in-custody death of George Floyd had anything to do with his race. Furthermore, while two white officers were among those arrested for the in-custody death of Floyd, the other two officers were black and Asian.
I will be setting up homeless encampments right outside of Seattle City Council members homes if they vote to ‘Defund The Police.’
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) July 31, 2020
Oh, and the acronym “BIPOC” is used to almost nauseating extents within the bill (“BIPOC” means “black, indigenous, and people of color”).
According to the bill summary, the following is stated:
“This resolution responds to community demands for a new approach to policing in Seattle. It identifies a number of steps that the Council intends to take to move toward creating a civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention to oversee safety and police operations, defunding the police, and finding alternatives to policing.”
Apparently one aspect that really hit home on this drafted bill, is the fact that the City Council is upset that there is not a commensurate number of white suspects killed by police when looking at the number of black suspects killed by police.
“SPD officers continue to kill black city residents more often than they kill white residents.”
However, disparity in outcome does not mean there is a series or singular malefactor trying to attain said disparity of outcome. For instance, just because there are nine female nurses for every male nurse – despite the male and female population being relatively equal – it doesn’t mean that there is a group of people trying to stop men from becoming nurses.
Yet, the bill goes on and on about how there’s institutional racism, white supremacy, and the fact that police target black people without warrant or cause, and so on.
While is unclear, is when the drafted bill will ever get voted on, considering the majority of the City Council has been on this “defunding” the police train for some time in Seattle.
The bill to defund our police department here in Seattle by 50% is about to pass. You think I'm drinking this weekend? Pope wear a funny hat?
— The Moops (@_The_Moops) July 31, 2020
If the Council’s dreams come true, the timeline mentioned in the bill would have the police department replaced by their new “community led” policing around November of 2021.
It would hardly be surprising to see many houses up for sale in Seattle in the coming months – because this is exactly the type of thing that would drive law abiding citizens out of the area.