Homicide in Roosevelt Related to a “Road Rage” Type Traffic Incident

A 42-year-old man was fatally shot in Roosevelt Friday night, August 31st. Investigators now believe this may have been directly related to a road rage type of traffic incident.  

At approximately 7:26 p.m. officers responded to the 7500 block of 15th Avenue NE for the report of multiple shots fired.  Officers arrived on scene and located the male victim sitting in the driver’s seat of his maroon Subaru, which was stopped in the street. The victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.    

SFD medics were called to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect pulled up next to the victim in his car and for reasons that may be related to a road rage type of incident, fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking him several times. The suspect then fled the scene in his car and remains at large.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver BMW Z4 convertible. The car may have recent body damage including a broken out passenger side window.

Several witnesses describe the suspect as a well-dressed White or Asian male in his late 20’s to 30’s with dark, slicked-back hair.

Homicide and CSI detectives responded and recovered numerous items of evidence at the scene.

Detectives are encouraging the suspect to turn himself in.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or his vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going homicide investigation.