Police are investigating a shooting across from Fred Meyers last Friday that left 50-year-old Nigel Moss in critical condition. Moss had been hired as a security guard for Janus Apartments only a few days earlier.
Just before 6pm, Moss confronted a man who had thrown a rock at a window of the BECU on Northwest 85th St. Disturbing video footage provided the two men in a verbal altercation before the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Moss four times at close range.
Moss, a father of 3, was transported him to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition and as of Monday remains in serious condition in the ICU.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for some of Moss’ upcoming medical expenses. Organizer Everlyn Ibuki writes, ‘Nigel has made such a positive impact on our community/neighborhood. I want to make sure he knows how much he is greatly appreciated.’
In response to the recent rise in crime in the Greenwood neighborhood, and the growing encampments to the east of Fred Meyer, members of the community held a Town Hall Safety Meeting on Monday evening at the Taproot Theatre that was standing room only. The somewhat contentious meeting meeting included an SPD officer, Representative Noel Frame, Councilman Dan Strauss, and Josh Castle from the Low Income Housing Institute. Future public meetings are in the works that will focus on solutions and actions the neighborhood can take.