Detectives Investigating Wednesday Night Homicide in Capitol Hill Park

UPDATE 6/26/2020:  A 21-year-old male was taken into custody yesterday in Columbus, Georgia.  Detectives are working with the King County Prosecutor’s Office.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.

ORIGINAL POST 3/20/2019:

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed in a Capitol Hill park Wednesday night.

Witnesses began calling 911 just before 10 p.m. to report that a man had been shot following a disturbance at the basketball courts in Cal Anderson Park.

Officers quickly arrived and found the 21-year-old man unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Seattle Fire Department Medics attempted lifesaving measures but the victim later died. The man was declared dead at the scene.

Officers on scene are still working to develop a possible suspect description.

Homicide detectives are now interviewing witnesses and Crime Scene Investigators are collecting evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide tip line at 206-233-5000.

This is an active scene and details may change as the investigation continues.