Homicide Detectives Investigating After Driver Strikes and Kills Man in West Seattle

UPDATE 8/26 6:00 PM

Detectives are no longer looking for the dark Dodge van. It has been located. Detectives are still looking for information about the maroon vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the tipline at (206) 233-5000.

UPDATE 8/26 –

SPD Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two vehicles believed to be connected to this homicide. Both vehicles were captured on a surveillance camera near the scene. Detectives have asked anyone who might have known the victim–identified as Derrick Lacomb–or have information about the incident to call the Violent Crimes Tipline at 206-233-5000.


SPD Homicide and Traffic Collision investigators were called to West Seattle Monday evening after a 34-year-old man was struck and killed by a driver.

Around 6 pm, a resident in the 6500 block of 25th Avenue Southwest called 911 and reported a possibly deceased person in some bushes on the street.

Police arrived, located the 34-year-old man, confirmed he was deceased, and contacted witnesses in the area.

At this point in the investigation, detectives believe the driver intentionally struck the victim, killing him. The driver then fled the scene.

If you have any information about this incident, please call 206-233-5000.