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Teen denied bail in attempted murder of Chicago Chinatown chef

  • Termaine Patterson, 18, has been charged with eight felonies in connection with a brutal carjacking in Chicago’s Chinatown on April 7.
  • Jin Lew, 61, a prominent chef in the neighborhood, was robbed, beaten and “left for dead” in the vicious attack near 25th Place and South Princeton.
  • Chicago police also arrested a juvenile who was found in possession of Lew’s vehicle but not involved in the assault.
  • Patterson, whose charges include attempted murder in the first degree, was denied bail on Saturday.
  • Police are still looking for three other suspects who remain unidentified as of press time.

An 18-year-old man charged for allegedly beating a Chinese American man into a coma in Chicago’s Chinatown back in April has been denied bail.

Termaine Patterson, who was arrested last week and subsequently charged with eight felonies, including first-degree attempted murder, is believed to be one of four assailants involved in the violent carjacking that occurred near 25th Place and South Princeton on the morning of April 7.

Man shot dead in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

Seattle’s Chinatown
  • A 35-year-old man was shot dead at the intersection of 13th Ave. South and South Lane Street in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on Thursday.
  • Seattle police are currently investigating the incident and searching for the perpetrator, who fled the scene.
  • Police have not made any arrests as of this writing.
  • Information about the suspect and potential motives behind the incident have yet to be released.

An investigation is underway after a man was fatally shot in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on Thursday.

Seattle Police Department officers responding to the intersection of 13th Ave. South and South Lane Street after 2 p.m. found a 35-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Man arrested for unprovoked attack on Asian woman in San Francisco Chinatown

  • Alejandro Garcia, 30, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly shoving a 53-year-old Asian woman in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
  • The victim, who fell and hit her head on the ground, reported the unprovoked attack herself and was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. 
  • Garcia was booked on an aggravated assault charge and is being held without bail at San Francisco County Jail.

A man has been arrested for an unprovoked assault involving a 53-year-old Asian woman in San Francisco’s Chinatown earlier this week.

Alejandro Garcia, 30, is accused of shoving the victim off the sidewalk on the 700 block of Jackson Street at around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday.

Suspect who stabbed Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown charged in 2nd attack on stranger

  • Dennis Prasad, the suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown, has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.
  • On Sept. 10, Prasad allegedly attacked a 55-year-old man and left him with life-altering injuries.
  • On Sept. 11, Prasad allegedly approached a 22-year-old Afghan refugee from behind and stabbed him in the throat and chest.
  • Prasad is charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents.
  • He remains in police custody.

The suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.

Dennis Amanand Prasad, 43, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents that took place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

Man shot in the chest with arrow in Honolulu Chinatown

  • A man in his 50s was reportedly shot in the chest “with some kind of arrow” on Wednesday in Honolulu’s Chinatown.
  • The victim was transported to a trauma hospital in serious condition.
  • No arrests have been made, as of press time.

An attempted murder investigation is underway after a man was shot in the chest with an arrow in Honolulu’s Chinatown in Hawaii.

A man in his 50s was reportedly shot in the chest “with some kind of arrow” at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday on North Hotel Street, according to the Honolulu Police Department.

Dozens of protesters march against Seattle’s planned homeless shelter near International District

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  • Approximately 100 protesters flocked to Seattle City Hall to express concerns that a planned homeless shelter in the SODO neighborhood will be situated very close to the International District, which is composed of Chinatown, Little Saigon and Japantown.
  • The planned construction involves the preservation of the existing Salvation Army shelter in SODO and improvements on its current 270-person capacity to add accommodations for 150 people in the form of micro-modular units, or tiny homes.
  • Entrepreneur Tanya Woo, who is also a member of the Friends of Seattle Chinatown-International District, said: “We are most disappointed in the lack of transparency, lack of outreach, and engagement with the community. It follows the history of forced policies onto our community, which we had no input in.”
  • Woo also expressed the need for proper outreach and engagement with the community during the City Council meeting.

Protesters gathered at Seattle City Hall on Tuesday to condemn the construction of a homeless shelter in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

About 100 people congregated outside the government building and expressed concerns that the planned shelter will be situated very close to the International District, which is composed of Chinatown, Little Saigon and Japantown.

Afghan refugee stabbed in the throat in unprovoked attack in Vancouver’s Chinatown

chinatown stabbing

An Afghan refugee was stabbed in the throat and chest in an unprovoked attack in Vancouver’s Chinatown. 

The 22-year-old victim was locking his bicycle to a street pole on Gore Avenue near East Pender Street at around 6 p.m. local time on Sunday when a man approached him from behind and stabbed him, according to Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison.

Man charged for threatening 70-year-old man with a knife in Honolulu Chinatown

Honolulu Chinatown
  • Ernantes K. Moses, 35, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening for allegedly threatening a 70-year-old man with a knife in Honolulu’s Chinatown on Aug. 9.
  • He was arrested shortly after the incident. His bail is set at $50,000.
  • Moses is a felon who served time for assaulting a man at Ala Moana Beach Park in 2017.
  • He previously slashed a man’s hand three times and threatened to kill everyone at a birthday party.
  • If Moses is convicted, he may face up to five years in prison.

A man was charged for allegedly threatening an elder with a knife in Honolulu’s Chinatown.

Ernantes K. Moses, 35, was charged on Sunday with first-degree terroristic threatening for threatening a 70-year-old man in the 100 block of North Nimitz Highway at about 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. 

Wife of security guard attacked in Vancouver’s Chinatown challenges the mayor to walk its streets

  • Harold Johnson, a 64-year-old security guard, was previously attacked on Aug. 12 by a stranger, identified as 44-year-old Kevin Aaron Hibbard, while patrolling the Chinese Cultural Center in Vancouver’s Chinatown in Canada.
  • Fed up with the rising attacks in Chinatown, Johnson’s wife Brandy La Rocque called on Mayor Kennedy Stewart to walk its streets with her to see what it is like.
  • Stewart did not directly answer when asked if he would walk with her; however, he reportedly did walk through the 100-block of East Hastings Street where he passed some tents.
  • The mayor did not make any promises, but he said that public safety is his top priority.

The wife of a security guard who was repeatedly punched in Vancouver’s Chinatown, challenged the city’s mayor to walk its streets to see what it is like amid rising attacks in the area. 

Harold Johnson, a 64-year-old security guard, was previously attacked on Aug. 12 by a stranger, identified as 44-year-old Kevin Aaron Hibbard, while patrolling the Chinese Cultural Center.

Seattle Chinatown community members angered over ‘flat out racist’ expansion of homeless shelter

  • Seattle’s International District community members expressed disappointment over the King County council’s homeless shelter expansion in a meeting held at the Hing Hay Park on Thursday.
  • The expansion in Chinatown-International District, SODO and Pioneer Square in Seattle was approved by the council back in May.
  • Many community members expressed their frustration at the county council, noting that they were left out of conversations.
  • The project, which will house nearly 500 people, will cost around $22 million to operate.
  • It is proposed to be built before the end of the year and begin operating sometime in the late fall.

A homeless shelter expansion in the Chinatown-International District, SODO and Pioneer Square neighborhoods in Seattle has prompted community members to host an informational meeting to address King County council’s “neglect of the neighborhood.”

Seattle’s Chinatown International District community members expressed disappointment over the council’s decision to expand the homeless shelter in a meeting held at Hing Hay Park on Thursday.

Police search for suspect caught on video shooting a man after a brawl in Philadelphia’s Chinatown

Chinatown shooting
  • Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man in Philadelphia’s Chinatown on Saturday morning.
  • A 56-year old man was being confronted by a group of four Asian men near Race St. when one of the assailants pulled out a gun and shot him around 5:30 a.m.
  • The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition soon after the altercation.
  • Philadelphia Chinatown residents have been on edge due to the recent surge of attacks in the area

Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man in Philadelphia’s Chinatown on Saturday morning. 

A 52-year-old man was being confronted by a group of four Asian men near Race St. when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him at around 5:30 a.m., according to police.

San Francisco rally commemorates first anniversary of Vicha Ratanapakdee mural

  • A rally commemorating the first-year anniversary of a mural created to honor Vicha Ratanapakdee was held in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.
  • Dozens reportedly attended the event to remember the 84-year-old Thai immigrant, who was shoved to his death while walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28, 2021.
  • The unprovoked attack, which was caught on video, occurred at the height of pandemic-driven anti-Asian violence across the U.S. Antoine Watson, 19, has been charged with homicide but not a hate crime in connection with the incident.
  • The mural, created by Thitiwat Phromratanapongse and Sarah Siskin based on an illustration by Jonathan D. Chang, is located at Grant Avenue and California Street.
  • The attendees of Sunday’s rally helped clean the mural. There were also discussions on a street renaming project and an anti-Asian hate open forum, according to NBC Bay Area.
  • A similar but larger rally erupted in Columbus Avenue earlier this month. Around 200 reportedly marched to Chinatown in search of justice for the recent attacks on a 70-year-old Asian woman and former commissioner-at-large Greg Chew.

A rally commemorating the first-year anniversary of a mural created to honor Vicha Ratanapakdee was held in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.

Dozens reportedly attended the event to remember the 84-year-old Thai immigrant, who was fatally shoved while walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28, 2021.