It Begins… Man With Gun Tells Victim to Apologize to Black People
A man has been charged with malicious harassment and second-degree assault after he pointed a gun at a man in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood and demanded that he apologize “for all the things white people did to black people,” according to prosecutors.
Chikwanha E. Nyashanu, 35, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Tuesday after King County District Court Judge Arthur R. Chapman called his actions “inexplicable” and deemed him a danger to the community.
“There appears to be no reason for this kind of behavior,” he said.
On Thursday, prosecutors will seek to have the bail amount increased to $500,000 based on information that Nyashanu may have threatened as many as three other people with a gun near the Green Lake Community Center on Sunday.
According to court documents, officers were called to 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. around 9:14 p.m. on the report that an unknown male had threatened someone with a handgun.
“Responding officers located a possible suspect in the area and ordered him to the ground,” the documents read. “The suspect failed to follow the order. The suspect was tased.”