Edmonds police investigating pistol whipping, shots fired at Haines Wharf Park last week

Edmonds police confirmed Tuesday they are investigating an incident at Haines Wharf Park last week in which a man was pistol whipped and shots were fired.

According to Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure, the incident occured as a group of people were gathered at Haines Wharf Park around 1 a.m. July 22.

McClure said that a male suspect pistol whipped a 20-year-old Lynnwood man, knocking out one of the victim’s teeth in the process. In addition, a shot was fired at a vehicle that both the Lynnwood man and another man — also 20 and from Mountlake Terrace –were riding in. In addition, police recovered a second live round of ammunition at the scene.

No one was hurt by the gunfire, police said.

Police have identified a “person of interest” in the case. He is now in jail on unrelated charges from another police agency, so doesn’t pose a current danger to the public, McClure said.

As part of their investigation, police are seeking video footage from those living nearby. To learn more, call the police department’s non-emergency number at 425-407-3999.

  1. We live near Haines Wharf and nothing good seems to be happening there day or night. It is people jumping the fence to get to the wharf building, walking on the rickety dock, setting off fireworks in the wee hours, climbing the train traffic signals or just dumping their take out food bags and liquor bottles. Not to mention the contact high you get just driving by. Routinely we hear the train blowing its horn for people to get off the tracks. That building should be torn down as it is an attraction for bad behavior. Signs and fences are not a deterrent to some.
    The speed limit is 25MPH, but it definitely a raceway. People are always speeding at all hours of the nights. We would welcome some traffic calming remedies and police patrols on our street, similar to Olympic View Drive.
    Our street has such a beautiful view and park, its sad to see people disrespect one of Edmonds gems.

    1. Definitely agree with you Beth! It used to be nice to walk to the park to watch the sunset but now the area feels unsafe. The speeding traffic is a huge concern including the most recent accident on May 31 just south of Meadowdale Beach Road. The car was traveling south from the park at an estimated speed of 90 mph crashing head-on into an innocent vehicle. This was a serious injury accident and was the 5th one in the general area. Neighbors are requesting changes including traffic calming, stop signs, and anything that will improve the situation.

    2. Ms. Dugan, I am sorry to hear of your issues here. This can be very painful indeed as we experienced something similar in another area. If not done already I would encourage you to discuss this directly in detail with the EPD Police Chief. At that time, Chief Compaan and EPD officers were instrumental in helping with the problem.

  2. No time or resources to help out at Haines’ ’cause we have neighborhoods to get reimagined and illegal laws we passed, unpassed. And then there’s that SCOTUS we need to whip into shape and tree violators arrested. Always first things first you know here in Edmonds.

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