UPDATE: Detectives Arrest Homicide Suspect in Rainier Valley Murder

UPDATE 1/2/18: Seattle Police Detectives with assistance from the U. S. Marshalls arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with this murder.  The suspect was arrested at an address in Lynnwood Washington.  Following the arrest, the Seattle Homicide, Patrol and CSI Units served a search warrant at the Lynnwood address and at an address in Burien Washington.  There are believed to be no outstanding suspects.

 

UPDATE 12/11:  Detectives continue to investigate the murder of the 21-year-old male passenger in a car Friday afternoon.  As noted in the 12/8/17 Blotter post, several hours after the shooting two individuals were taken into custody in South Seattle.  Detectives interviewed the suspects and determined that they were not connected to this homicide.

The suspect vehicle and suspect(s) remain unidentified and at large.

There were witnesses present at and around the crime scene who have not yet been identified or interviewed.

Witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone with information pertaining to this murder should call 911 or the Seattle Police homicide tip line at (206) 233-5000.

 

Homicide detectives are conducting their investigation following a fatal shooting that occurred Friday afternoon near Columbia City.

Shortly after 1:00 pm, officers responded to reports of shots fired near Rainier Avenue South and South Genesee Street.  As officers were responding, a separate call came in that an adult male with life-threatening gunshot wounds arrived in a vehicle at Harborview Medical Center.  Officers were able to quickly determine that the two incidents were related.  Seattle Police and Seattle Fire responded to that incident, and SFD began life-saving measures on the victim.  Despite their efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives responded to both the Rainier Avenue  scene and outside of Harborview.  Detectives are conducting interviews and processing both scenes.

At approximately 3:00 pm, officers observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description near Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it took off at a high rate of speed.  Officers pursued, and the three occupants in the suspect vehicle abandoned the car and ran on foot near 47th and South Thistle.  Officers chased and caught two of the men, taking them into custody.  A third suspect is still at large.

A gun was recovered at the scene.  The car was impounded and the suspects are being interviewed by detectives.

If anyone has information on this incident they are asked to contact Seattle Police homicide detectives at (206) 684-5550.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.