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Patterson Probable Cause

Patterson Probable Cause

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CERTIFICATEFORDETERMINATIONOFPROBABLECAUSE
INCIDENTNUMBER
12-160275
eattlePoliceDepartment
UNITFILENUMBER
ThatAlanCruiseisaDetectivewiththeSeattlePoliceDepartmentandhasreviewedtheinvestigationconductedinSeattlePoliceDepartmentCaseNumber12-160275.ThereisprobablecausetobelievethatAndrewJermainPatterson
008/06-22-
1992committedthecrime(s)of
Murder.
Thisbeliefispredicatedonthefollowingfactsandcircumstances:TheundersignedisaSeattlePoliceDetectivewith26yearsoflawenforcementexperienceandpresentlyassignedtotheHomicideandAssaultUnit,withtheprimaryresponsibilityofinvestigatinghomicides.ThefollowingfactsarebasedonSeattlePoliceReport#2012-160275.OnThursdayMay24,2012at1638hours,theSeattlePoliceDepartment(SPD)911centerreceivedmultiplecallsreportingshotsorashootingattheintersectionof
E.
CherryStreet[whichrunseast-west]andMartinLutherKingJr.Way[whichrunsnorth-south]Inlessthantwominutes,SPDuniformpatrolOfficerH.Conway#7547arrives.ShefindsawhiteVolkswagenvanstoppedinthemiddleof
E.
CherryStreetjustwestoftheintersection,andafranticadultfemaleinthestreetindicatingherson(inthevan)hadbeenshot.OfficerConwayfindsanadultmaleholdingtheapparentlyunconsciousadultmaledriverasheisslumpedoverthesteeringwheel.Theinjuredmanhadanobviousgunshotwoundtohishead.Therewerealsotwosmallchildrenstrappedintotheirchildseatsinsidethevanandthepreviouslyidentifiedadultmalewhoislateridentifiedasthefatherofthevictim.Thevictimwasdeclareddeadbymedicsrightthereinthedriver'sseat.Heislateridentifiedas42-year-oldJustinM.Ferrari,acomputerprogrammerforZillow,andthefatheroftheaforementionedtwosmallchildren.Thepreviouslymentionedfranticwomaninthestreetishismother,OfficerConwayandotherOfficersinterviewedmultiplewitnessesthatreportedseeingasuspectrunningnorthboundonMartinLutherKingJr.Waywhilefiringahandgunsouthbound.Multiplewitnessesdescribethissuspectasalightskinnedblackmalewith"cornrow"orbraidedhairandaredjacketwithblackdesignontheshoulderorchestarea..AcaninesearchltrackwasconductedwithaSPDPoliceDogstartingfromtheNortheastcornerofMartinLutherKingJr.WayandECherryStreet.ThedogleditshandlernorthtoEColumbiaStreetwhereitturnedeast,andtheniteventuallyendeduptravellingsouthboundon32AvetotheintersectionofCherryStreetwhereitshandlerdeterminedthetrackwaslost.OneofthesceneeyewitnesseswasidentifiedaswasinterviewedonscenebySPDDetectiveN.Janes._stateshewasonattintersectionofMartinLutherKingJr.WayandECher~et.Heobserves4blackmalesinfrontoftheKingDeliengagedina"vocalaltercation"._hearsoneofthe4callanotheronea"bitch".Theonebeingcalleda"bitch"suddenlyproducesahandgunandfires3shotsatoneormoreofthe.other3.TheshooterrunsnorthonMartinLutherKingJr.Wayas,orafter,hefiresthehandgun.Theother3malesfledonfooteastonECherryStreet.Smithdescribestheshooterasablackmale,24-28yoa,5-04"to5-08","cornrows"stylehair,redhoodiejacketwithblackandpossiblysomewhitedesigns,darksaggingpants.Thehandgunwasamediumtolarge
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silversemiauto.Thesubjectadvancingontheshootingsuspectandcallinghima"bitch"isdescribedasablackmalewithablackTshirt,shortcurlyhairaboutthesameage.Therewereseveralotherwitnessesidentifiedonscene,includingandwhoprovidedaverysimilardescriptionoftheshooterinthiscase.GangUnitSergeantMikeCoomes,DetectivesJoshRureyandWadeJonesandothermembersoftheGangunitrespondedtothiscall.DetectivesRureyandJonesadvisethecaseDetectivesthattherehasbeenrecentpossiblegangactivityattheintersectionofE.CherryStreetandMartinLutherKingJr.WayS,specificallyinfrontoftheKingDeli(Northeastcorner).DetectivesRureyandJonesadviseofagroupthatcallsthemselves
"31
racks"(RACKSacronymicallydefinedinseveralsourcesasRunningAfterCash,KillinSuckaz).TherearemultipleinternetpostingsofYouTuberapvideoslocateddepictingindividualsonthecornerofMartinLutherKingJr.WayandE.CherryStreets.DetectivesRureyandJonesadvisethecaseDetectivesthattheyrecentlyarrestedthreeindividualsforpossessionofaweapon(eachillegallypossessedafirearm)at
23
Ave/E.JeffersonStreet[approximatelyfiveblocksfromtheintersectionofE.CherryStreetandMartinLutherKinJr.Way].Twoofthes~individuals,DOB:
1991
andDOB:
991,
canbeseenontheYouTubevideosofthe
"31
racks"roupatMLKingandE.CherryStreet.Detectivesreceivedinformationthatandarebrothersorhalfbrothersandareassociatedwitharesidenceat
5.31
Ave,justblockseastfromthemurderscene.inparticularresemblesthedescriptiongivenbyseveralwitnesses.GangUnitSergeantCoomes
#4389
isalsoawareofthissameinformationasRuandJonesandhashadpersonalpriorcontactswithbothandWhileatthecrimesceneSergeantCoomesbecamectdescriptioninthismurderandwasalsoawarethat
and
aresimilarindescriptiontowhatvariouscivilianwitnesseswereprovidingOfficersandDetectives,thatbothareassociatedwith
31
racksor"trey-one"andthatbothregularlyfrequentthecornerofMartinLutherKingandECherry.Detectiveslearnofanotherwitnesstothe
S"rlI'"ITr."
1984.
Theinitialinformationindicatesthatmayhavebeenonabuswiththeshooterjustpriortotheshooting,andthatshewitnessedtheentireshooting,sayingthattheshooter/suspectwasoutsidetheKingDelitalkingonhisphoneandamaleknownas"crazyJohn"was"messingwithhim".DetectivesWeklychandKasnerlocateandinterviewSheisgenerallyuncooperativeandobviouslynotbeingtruthful.ThesteadiestofherwaveringclaimsisthatshewasinsidetheKing·Delieating;havingarrivedthereatapproximately
1515-1530
hours(theshootingwasreportedat
1638
hours).Sheseesagroupofmalesoutsidetalking.Oneoftheguysisactingoddlytowardsoneormoreoftheothers,andispossiblyacting"crazy".Shethen.hearsshots,possibly3,andtheguythatwas"talkingcrazy"runsintotheKingdelibriefly,andthenrunsbackout.Shestatesthesoundoftheshotscamefromaroundthecornertothenorthoutofherview.Shedescribedtheguythatwas"talkingcrazy"asblackmalewearingshortsandhadshorthair.Sheprovidesnodescriptionoftheothersubjects.isaskedifshehasacellphone.ShevoluntarilyproducesaSamsungcellphone.Shestatesthenumbertothephoneis,anditisservicedbyT-Mobile.Detectivesaskforconsenttoperformadataextractionofthephone,andthatprocessisexplained.Shestatesshewillgiveconsentandwehavehersignaconsenttosearchform.ThedatafromthephoneisthenextractedbyatechnicalDetective.Duringth~,atextmessageisobservedintheoutboxgoingto'",whosenumberis
206__.
Thismessagewassentat
1029
hoursonFridayMay
25,2012;
thedayaftervictimJustinFerrariwasshot.Thetextofthemessagereads
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innocentpersongotshotandtheystillaintfounddudetheynotgonnastop".
Detectivesdonotdiscussthismessagewith
_at
thispoint.Detectiveshavetentativelyidentifiedthesubjectthathasbeencalled"crazyJohn"andmayhavebeenaofthecongregatingoutsidetheKingDelijustpriortotheshooting.Heis987.Therearenumerousdocumentedcontactswith_bytheSPDforavarietyofcrimesincludingweaponpossession.Hehasfrequentlybeendescribedas"mental".On05-31-12DetectivesWeklychandCruiselocateandinterview
-.
_isdisjointedandobstructive.Hedoesappeartohavesomeunknownemotionalorpsychologicalcondition,butheclearlyunderstandswhoweare,whatwearesayingandasking,andwhatwearetalkingabout.Hedoesnotappeartobeundertheinfluenceofanysubstances,andheappearstohavecommandofhismemory.Hegesturesseveraltimesatthecameraintheceilingandgiveshisaccountofwhatoccurred.Brieflyandinsummaryhestateshewasatthestoreandboughtcigaretteswhichhethenantosmokeoutside.Unidentifiedmalesapproachedandtriedto"bum"thearette.continuedtosmokeandberatedoneormoreoftheseblackmalesuntileitherpassedoverorthrewasmoked-downcigarettetooneofthemandturnedheardametallicsoundandbegantorunandheardthreeshots.HeranoutoftheareaandwaswalkingdownthestreetwhenamarkedSeattlePoliceDepartmentcarapproachedandaskedwhich
Way
theshooterwent.toldhimnortheastandthecarleft.Duritheinterviewwasaskedwhoelsewasthereandoncamerawrotedownand
"1-90."
Heeventuallidentifiestwootherindividualsas"NOE"and""hasbeenidentifiedasandConManhasbeenidentifiedas_statesNO_furtherdetailshewaswalkingintheareawithandoutsidethestore.Hedescribes_ashavingcornrows,andwearingaredandblackNorthfacejacket._stateshewentinsideandwalkedoffhoweverheisnotsureifheeveractuallyleft.Hestateshewentinsideandboughtthecigarettesandcameoutsideandwasapproachedbyatleasttwoblackmales.Hestatestheywantedhissmokeandbegantotaunthimandheberatedthemback.Heclaimsheturnedawayandheardthemetallicnoiseandranasshotswentoff._maintainshedoesnotknowtheshooter._stateshefirstcameoutofthestoreonthesouthsidebythedoorthentheyallmovedtothenortheastcornerofthestreet.DuringabreakDetectiveWeklychcontactsDetectiveWadeJonesandiveshimthenicknameof
1-90
andheeventuallyidentifieshimasisidentifiedasInsummary,_identifiesthethreemalesthatwerethereas_
111111••
andbyviewingandsigningphotosthatDetectivespresented._describesthatdayasalightskinnedblackmale,havingcornrows,andhewaswearingaredandblackNorthFacejacket.DetectivesdeterminedthathasstatedtoothersthatshewasonaMetrobuseastboundfromdowntownwiththeshooterjustpriortotheshooting.Shehassaidthathewasonhisphoneastheywereonthebus.Detectivesrequestedcopiesofallmetrobusin-busvideoforbuseseastboundheadedtowardtheareaof
E.
CherryandMartinLutherKingJr.Way.NumerousrecordingsweregeneratedandreviewedbyDetectiveWeklych.DetectiveWeklychlocatesvideoimagesofablackmaleboardingcoach
#
4120route3run13at1540:18hourson05-24-12.Thelocationofboardingappearstobethe300blockofJamesStreet,eastbound.HeiswearingaredNorthFacejacketwithblackandgrayfeatures.Thepersonhasa"corn
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