BELLEVUE, WA – Four Second Amendment organizations, including the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, announced today they are offering a $4,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the slaying of Donnie Chin, a respected activist in Seattle’s International District, and also a devoted firearms enthusiast and collector.
CCRKBA has pooled resources with the Washington Arms Collectors (WAC), of which Chin was a longtime member, Second Amendment Foundation and Protect Our Gun Rights (POGR), a gun rights umbrella group.
Chin was fatally shot early on the morning of July 23 while patrolling the Chinatown International District. He was the founder of the International District Emergency Center (IDEC) when he was a young teen. He was also an active WAC member and table holder at the group’s monthly gun shows at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.
“Donnie was a dedicated WAC member for 20 years and often had a table at our events,” said WAC Executive Director Phil Shave, a retired law enforcement professional. “He was one of our own and his WAC friends and colleagues want his killer or killers brought to justice. He gave so much to his community in Seattle, and he was well-liked and respected by his WAC brothers and sisters. We won’t rest until those responsible are apprehended.”
“Donnie Chin earned the respect of his friends and neighbors in the firearms community, as well as those in the International District,” added CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, a former WAC director. “He was a mainstay at Puyallup, and we owe it to his memory to help track down the people who did this.”
“We hope by offering this reward that someone will step forward and help put Donnie’s killer behind bars,” said POGR Treasurer Phil Watson. “Somebody knows who did this. They need to contact Seattle police immediately and help take Donnie’s killer off the streets.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could help solve this crime is encouraged to contact the SPD Homicide TIP line at 206-233-5000.
Those interested in contributing to the reward fund should contact WAC’s Renton office at 425-255-8410 or CCRKBA at 425-454-4911.