‘We have to do better:’ After son’s shooting death in Rainier Beach, mother calls for community action
By Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times staff reporter
After a busy Mother’s Day on Sunday, Alicia Dassa had already gone to bed when her husband asked their 18-year-old son to move their car to a spot that had opened in front of their house on 51st Avenue South in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood.
She heard gunshots.
“That’s normal around here,” Dassa said of her neighborhood. “I didn’t even get out of bed.”