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Suspect charged in shooting of beloved local business owner
Monday, October. On January 24, King County prosecutors charged Ashton Christopher Lefall with first-degree murder, robbery and assault in connection with multiple shootings and the death of one person. These include the premeditated first-degree murder of D’Vonne Pickett Jr., a beloved small business owner in Midtown who opened The Postman, a postal service, in 2018, and first-degree assault and first-degree robbery of small business owner Mamadou Diakhate’s degree . Diahat, the owner of international gift shop Baol Africa Imports, is still in intensive care.
This emerald Further in-depth coverage of Pickett Jr. and Diakhate’s contributions to the city and its communities will be provided.
Those wishing to support can contribute to the GoFundMe medical recovery campaign launched by the Rainier Ave Business Alliance (RainierABC) on behalf of Diakhate’s family.
Suspect Lefall is currently charged with the following counts:
- first degree murder
- Three counts of assault in the first degree
- first degree robbery
- Second-degree illegal possession of a firearm
- illegal possession of a handgun
“According to court documents, police identify LeFal as a suspect in multiple shootings last Monday and Tuesday, October 17th and 18th, which led to Wednesday night’s killings at MLK and Union,” the report said. Capitol Hill Seattle Blog“The incidents began with a robbery and shooting that left a man seriously injured on Rainier Street. Police said there was a series of shootings at import stores in South Africa as the suspect drove around the city. Appearing to be a random victim. On the day of the fatal shooting, a relative called 911 to report a family member who may have been suffering from a “psychotic” episode and was “probably traveling around Seattle to shoot people,” police said. “
LeFalre is expected to appear in court next for an arraignment, and a preliminary guilty plea has come in. The court hearing is scheduled for 8:30 am on November 8. 7 In King County Courthouse, Room E1201A.
Seattle Woods Week runs through October. 29, ending with Green Seattle Day!
The many programs during the annual Seattle Woods Week will teach participants and community members the importance of healthy urban forests, native plants, and more. All activities are free; some require a response.
The remaining programming includes:
- Thursday, October. 27th 6:00pm–7:30pm
Western Red Cedar with Valerie Segrest and Seward Park Audubon
Join Muckleshoot clan member Valerie Segrest for a presentation on the story, uses and powerful teachings of the majestic western red cedar.
- Friday, October. 28, 12:00–1:00 pm
Forests in cities: a national perspective on the management and care of urban natural areas
Includes an overview of resources linking rural forest practices to urban environments, providing tools for the assessment, advocacy and management of urban natural areas, and providing information on urban heat mitigation.
- Saturday, October. 29
Green Seattle Day and the Green Seattle Partnership
Be one of hundreds of volunteers across the city planting the native trees, shrubs and groundcovers that will become Seattle’s forest of the future. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Please pre-register for 1 of 16 park sites!
- Saturday, October. 29th 11:00am to 2:00pm
Tilth Alliance’s Green Seattle Day
Join the Tilth Alliance for Green Seattle Day at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Enjoy wetland scavenger hunts, planting, food from the community kitchen, food waste prevention information and a cider press. No reply required.
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