Suspect In Rainier Beach Homicide Identified

Troy D. Sanders—also known as John Taylor—is wanted in connection to the May 16th homicide that occurred in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. The 26-year-old suspect shot and killed the victim in the parking lot of a fast food restuarant following a disturbance during the filming of a video.

Sanders may be driving a black 2001 Mercedes 500 four-door, license plate 359UKT.

Sanders is 26-years-old, 5’11 tall, 175 pounds, light skinned complexion.  Tattoos: “Troy” lower right arm, “Boy” lower left arm. 

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who may have been present during the video shoot.  You may contact detectives by calling the tipline at (206) 233-5000.  Anonymous tips are welcome.