Shooting near 13th & Ferdinand – Updated with photo

Update: Please scroll down for a photo and official description of a person of interest in this crime.

According to the scanner logs, a shooting occurred around 10:15 this morning in the 1300 block of South Ferdinand Street.

In the logged reports, the suspected shooter is described as a mixed race male with a shaved head and tattoo on right forearm, possibly of the City Light emblem. He departed the scene in a white Chevy truck with the license plate A68135Z. If you see this vehicle, please contact police immediately.

10:55 Update: It appears that two people were shot, one fatally. A chaplain has been dispatched to the scene.

11:05 Update: If the tattoo description is accurate, the City Light emblem is the City of Seattle logo, seen at right.

11:15 Update: KING5 reports that a 14-month-old child and her mother were found dead at the scene.

11:20 Update: The police have not yet issued an official description of the suspect. They are expected to have a briefing around noon.

12:45 Update: The Seattle Times has more, including comments from local block watch captain and nearby neighbor Bob Thomas.

13:25 Update: KOMO‘s Beacon Hill News has photos from the scene.

13:55 Update: has dug up some background information on the person the police are looking for in connection with this crime, and his history of anger problems.

14:10 Update: KOMO radio reporter Marina Rockinger corrects the age of the infant victim as only 14 weeks (via Twitter).

15:20 Update: The Seattle Times has an updated article.

15:25 Update: A “person of interest” has been named and a photograph provided via the SPD Blotter:

Daniel Thomas Hicks, person of interest in the 12/22 shooting at 13th & Ferdinand. Photo from

Homicide detectives responded and developed information on an adult person of interest, Daniel Thomas Hicks, a 29-year old light-skinned male. Hicks is 6′ 4″, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and short hair. He may be driving a white 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck with a chrome tool box in the bed, displaying Washington license plate number A68135Z. Do not approach Hicks, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about this crime, please call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Unit at 206-233-5000.

12/23 10:30 Update: The “person-of-interest”-hunt continues. — Seattle Times

12/23 14:15 Update: The victim’s name has been released. Jennifer Morgan, age 28. — Seattle Times

12/24 10:30 Update: Also in the Times, “a friend says something changed in the past year. Daniel Thomas Hicks stopped working and, slowly, became possessive and temperamental.”

12/24 10:40 Update: Hicks now officially a suspect in this crime. — SPD Blotter

12/24 16:15 Update: Hicks has been officially charged and appears to be on the run in California. — KOMO
The Stranger has a PDF of the charging documents.

12/24 18:50 Update: covers several disturbing details revealed in the charging documents, including that the shooter spent an entire clip, reloaded, and continued firing.

Additional details as they come in.

8 thoughts on “Shooting near 13th & Ferdinand – Updated with photo”

  1. Stunned. Disgusted. I went to highschool with the guy, was a friend for a time. Adults pull the trigger on each other everyday, that’s bad enough. How on Earth could you murder a child. I hope Dan’s scared and nearing punishment in this life and the next.

  2. My husband went to grade school with the victim. Killing another person is horrible, but killing a baby, especially your own is beyond comprehensible. It’s disgusting.

    I hope he suffers for what he did. His daughter didn’t have a chance to live because of him.

    I have a 7 month old daughter at home and I can’t see how anyone can kill their own baby or any baby for that matter! As a parent, your job is supposed to protect your child, not end her life.

  3. My building and several others in a small radius were broken into last night. Any chance these issues are related? Any chance we might get a bit more police presence on Beacon Hill where it’s desperately needed?

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