King County prosecutors have filed assault and unlawful weapon possession charges against a “violent gang member” who, police say, opened fire on another man during a melee outside of a White Center nightclub last week.
Around 11:45pm on September 3rd, King County sheriff’s deputies and SPD gang detectives responded to a disturbance in the 9600 block of 16th Ave SW.
At the scene, police found a large crowd of about 100 people brawling outside of a nightclub.
Court records say detectives saw Terrance Anthonia Paige pull out a handgun and fire four shots at another man “from close range.”
Police chased Paige down the street and took him into custody. Officers also recovered a black revolver with four spent shell casings.
Officers found the man targeted in the shooting, and while he was clearly in pain, he did not appear to have sustained a gunshot wound, according to court records. However, police did find two small holes in his shirt and a bruise on his ribs.
Court records say Paige is associated with the Down with the Crew gang, and shouted “D-dub” at the victim as police led him away from the scene. Records say Paige “was yelling his gang’s name to claim recognition of the shooting.”
Paige has prior convictions for assault, felony harassment, residential burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm, theft, auto theft, harassment, obstruction, malicious mischief, resisting arrest, minor in possession of alcohol, assault, marijuana possession, and a pending case for driving with a suspended license.
Paige was himself the victim of a gang-related shooting in 2008.