Detectives Investigating Shooting After Man Killed In Hillman City Neighborhood

Update 9/22/17

Jamal Austin turned himself into Seattle Police Friday afternoon.  Detectives have booked him into King County Jail for investigation of homicide.  The Seattle Police Department will now work with prosecutors as the case continues.

Update 9/23/17

Detectives are seeking 21-year-old Jamal Austin as the suspect in this homicide.

Austin is 5’8 and 150 pounds and is wanted for homicide and an unrelated burglary warrant. If you have any information about his whereabouts please call 233-5000 or 911.


Detectives are investigating after a man was killed after being shot Thursday evening.

Officers were called to the 5600 block of Rainier Avenue South for a report of shots fired.  When officers arrived they found a man who had been apparently been shot.  Seattle Fire Department Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center where he later died.

Officers with the help of K-9 and King County Air Support searched the area and located a gun but not the suspect. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male in his early 20’s wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans.

Homicide detectives will continue the investigation and will provide updates as they become available.