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(UPDATE) Carjacking Homicide Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: 08/11/2023, 10:00 a.m.

Seattle Police have located the suspect involved in this homicide investigation in South Lake Union.

Yesterday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. near the intersection of John Street and 8th Avenue North, the 18-year-old female suspect was arrested for murder and later booked into King County Jail. 

UPDATE: 08/09/2023, 6:26 p.m.

Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Suspect Involved in Carjacking Homicide

On 08/08/2023 around 3:30a.m., the suspect involved in this homicide appeared to randomly walk up on the victim as he was stopped along the curb on 1st Avenue South. The suspect was not a rideshare customer based on evidence collected by SPD Homicide detectives. 

The suspect carjacked and shot victim Amare W. Geda, who was working as a rideshare driver, and fled from the location in the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle fled from the area driving southbound on 1st Avenue passing Spokane Street. It was last seen in West Seattle shortly after the incident.  

The vehicle is a light blue 2014 Toyota Prius with Washington license plates BEP3940. Also, the vehicle has one mismatched rim. All other rims are silver in color.

If anyone locates the vehicle, please call 911 immediately. Do not contact the vehicle or the occupants because they are considered armed and dangerous.   

Victim Vehicle: (Pictured Below) 

Original Post 08/08/2023, 8:47 a.m.

Man Found Deceased in SODO Neighborhood

Police responded to a report of a man down in the street earlier today in the SODO neighborhood.

Officers arrived around 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of 1st Avenue South and South Walker Street along with the Seattle Fire Department.

SFD attempted life saving measures for the male victim found with a gunshot wound but he was declared deceased at the scene.

Police are still investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting.

Homicide detectives and the Crime Scene Investigation unit responded to the scene. Homicide detectives will be leading the investigation.

Meanwhile, if anyone has information, please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206)233-5000.