Fatal International District Shooting Sparked By Baby Mama Drama

A man suspected of fatally shooting another man in the International District over the weekend told police he was involved in a dispute with the victim after the victim accused him of sleeping with his “baby’s mama.”

According to police records, officers on patrol near 12th and Jackson heard gunfire around 2:40am Saturday morning, and saw a vehicle leaving the area.

Police stopped the vehicle, but the passenger fled. Officers later located the man—identified in police records as Pierce Alfonso Dubois, 27—running out of “The Jungle” at 10th and Dearborn, and arrested him. Police also arrested the driver of the vehicle, but later released him.

Gang detectives interviewed Dubois, who told police the victim “had accused Dubois of sleeping with the victim’s ‘baby’s mama,” SPD records say.

Police records note Dubois had blood on his clothing at the time of his arrest.

When police interviewed the driver of the vehicle stopped near the scene of the shooting, he told officers he had been with Dubois earlier in the evening, “clubbing in West Seattle,” when Dubois said he needed to find the victim in the Central District.

The two men located the victim, and Dubois got out of the car and got into a fight. Dubois then came back to the car, went back to the victim, and opened fire, police records say.

Dubois has not yet been charged for the shooting, but is being held on $1 million bail in the King County Jail.