CD News is reporting that the fire that damaged much of the back of Med Mix on Monday morning (August 12) was not an accident...
We have an official update from the city regarding the early morning fire at Med Mix on 23rd and Union. Seattle Fire Investigators have determined the incident was an incendiary fire, meaning one that is intentionally set.
On January 30, 2008, Rey Davis-Bell walked into this building (then a cheesesteak restaurant) and gunned down its owner, Degene Barecha Dashasa. The Ethiopian immigrant was not the first owner of this business to be murdered. On July 30, 2003, Troy Hackett, another owner of the cheesesteak restaurant, was shot to death in his car by an unknown person for unknown reasons. The murder happened nine blocks from this building.
[W]itnesses reported seeing Hackett's black Lexus roll slowly into a tree after the shooting.