Down Wit the Crew, Crips Gang Members Battling For South End Territory

The teen arrested after a Monday drive-by shooting is a member of the Down Wit’ The Crew gang, a violent South Seattle group that police say is battling Crip gang members for territory, investigators say.

Another teen suspected in a separate Seattle shooting last week — 18-year-old Bronzell Bright — also is a member of Down Wit’ The Crew, and repeatedly yelled the gang name before firing three shots at his victims, police said.

Down Wit’ The Crew is known for previous violent incidents and police documented a feud last fall with the 44 Holly Hoover Crips, another local gang.

About 4:50 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the report of shots fired in the 3800 block of South Thistle Street. Police say an 18-year-old man shot the victim’s home multiple times because he wanted to fight about gang territory.