Shooting in Burien tops police blotter
By Shara Wallace and Steve Shay
Burien Teen shot in torso
King County Sheriff’s Gang Unit detectives arrested 26-year-old Linley A. Valdez April 5 in connection with a shooting that occurred in Burien on April 4. He was booked into the King County Jail.
Valdez is suspected of shooting an 18-year-old man in the stomach.
On Thursday around 5:15 pm police responded to the 15600 block of 4 Avenue South to the report of a gunshot victim. When police arrived they found the victim with a gunshot wound near the stomach. The victim was transported to Harborview and was treated and released later in the evening.
The victim told investigators that prior to the shooting he had arranged to meet with Valdez. The pair had made some type of deal involving electronics. During the meeting Valdez pulled out a gun and shot the victim.
Valdez is described as a Hispanic/Asian male, approximately 5’10”, 165 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He has distinctive tattoos on the left side of his neck and a cross tattooed on his right upper arm. He is known to be skilled in martial arts.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
14300 blk 1st Ave. S., 16600 blk Maplewild Ave. S., 100 blk S.W. 152nd, 1000 blk S. 115th St., 200 blk S.W. 155th St., 11600 blk 28th Ave. S.W., 15500 blk 2nd Ave. S., 13200 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 3000 blk S. 151st St., 11700 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 800 blk S.W. 127th St., 12700 blk 13th Ln. S.W., 12300 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 13000 blk 7th Ave. S., 400 blk S.W. 152nd St.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
14200 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 2000 blk S. 128th, 13000 blk 22nd Ave. S., 13200 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 11600 blk 29th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S. 129th, 400 blk S.W. 155th St., 13400 blk 8th Ave. S., 800 blk S.W. 156th St.