SHORELINE, Wash. – An worker at a retail marijuana store in Shoreline is aware of he’s fortunate to be alive after he was shot six times during a robbery last month. Two suspects walked into Dockside Hashish on Aurora Ave N simply earlier than 11 p.m. on Jan. 5. Huckleberry Child, his actual title, says he simply reacted when one of many males put a gun in his face and demanded cash.
“I grabbed the gun and tried to maintain management of it, nevertheless it was a scary second,” mentioned Child. “I’m not Bruce Lee, so my dealing with expertise of his gun didn’t maintain it away from me.”
The 22-year-old was shot six occasions as each suspects opened hearth on him. He spent weeks within the ICU recovering and should have extra surgical procedure forward.
“I acquired shot within the leg. I acquired shot via and thru within the arm, broke one in every of my bones. Obtained a screw in there. I acquired shot via the stomach, chopped up my liver a bit of bit. I acquired one other shot within the stomach and one other shot on the highest of the leg,” mentioned Child.
He staggered into the again room the place he collapsed.
“My imaginative and prescient was going out. I used to be pooling out on the ground. My coworkers had been yelling, freaking out saying get 911, name the ambulance,” mentioned Child.
Fearful he won’t make it, Child referred to as his girlfriend of seven years to let her know what occurred and that he liked her.
“He began to inform me that he had been shot, that he was bleeding out. I heard his coworkers scream out to name 911. I heard all of their panic and I keep in mind screaming out to him to place somebody on the cellphone and I might inform he was shedding consciousness,” mentioned Hayley Webster.
“Our officers shortly had been in a position to present life-saving measures to that sufferer by placing on tourniquets on his wounds finally serving to save his life in the long term,” mentioned Shoreline Police Chief Ryan Abbott.
When detectives seemed on the surveillance video, they noticed that the suspects solely acquired away with a buyer’s pockets. Child says he ought to have simply let the gunmen take what they wished, nevertheless it all occurred so quick.
“For 15 bucks pay and a reduction on the retailer, I don’t know if it’s value it for anybody to be put in that state of affairs as a sitting duck for getting robbed,” he mentioned.
He took the job as a budtender as a result of he likes serving to folks and would contemplate going again to work however feels shops want extra safety.
“I believe that the federal government is completely happy sufficient taking cash from the pharmacies, however they don’t need our pot cash. I believe they need to change that and allow us to be money free, so we’re not such a sitting duck on this state of affairs. We’re like the one locations getting caught up at this level,” mentioned Child.
A gofundme has been set up to assist Child with hospital bills.
King County Main Crimes Detectives are nonetheless working to establish each suspects. Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound and Tom Bout with the Hashish Professionals Community are providing a money reward of as much as $8,000 for info that helps police remedy the Shoreline armed theft or any of holdups at these dispensaries.
- 1/4/22 Emerald Haze 4033 NE Sundown Blvd Renton
- 1/4/22 Craft Hashish 8603 NE Andersen Rd, Vancouver
- 1/18/22 Buds Storage 3015 Everett Ave, Everett
- 1/19/22 Inexperienced Woman 14221 Lake Rd, Lynnwood
“There’s an precise process pressure put collectively now from the completely different businesses concerned to hunt these guys down and take them into custody. We’re hoping that a few of your viewers will know who these guys are, will anonymously flip them in via our P3 Suggestions App,” mentioned Ret. Sgt. Jim Fuda with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.
If in case you have any info to assist detectives, please submit an nameless tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound via the P3 Suggestions App that you could obtain to your cellphone or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.P3Tips.com.
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