South Park murder suspect identified, arrested

Seattle Police homicide detectives have identified a suspect in the July 19th South Park murder/attempted murder case. Probable cause exists for police officers to arrest the 23-year-old man for Murder. The suspect is six feet tall with a slim build. Detectives and officers are searching for him at this moment.

The suspect is believed to be armed with knives and is considered extremely dangerous. Citizens recognizing the suspect should call 911 immediately. He may or may not be accompanied by a brown and white pit bull. The suspect is the same individual captured by surveillance video that was released earlier today and the police sketch distributed earlier this week. There are no other suspects wanted in this investigation.

UPDATE: Preliminary reports indicate that a Metro Bus operator who had knowledge of the suspect description contacted the Seattle Police Communications Center with a possible suspect sighting at NE 65th Street and Sandpoint Way in North Seattle. This occurred at around 6:30 p.m. North Precinct patrol officers saturated the area and searched for the suspect. Officers located the suspect and his dog in Magnuson Park. The suspect surrendered to officers without incident. He is in custody and en route to Seattle Police Headquarters for questioning. He will ultimately be booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Murder. The suspect was with his pit bull at the time of apprehension. The dog has been released to the care of Seattle Animal Control.