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Homicide Detectives Seeking Information about Deceased Man 

On Thursday, October 5th at around 7:00 p.m., East Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of an unconscious man in the 700 block of East Roy Street. 

Seattle Fire Department was on scene providing life-saving measures and transported the unresponsive man to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment of his serious injuries. 

It was later determined that the victim had been shot.

Homicide detectives were updated on October 11th about the victim’s life-threatening circumstances. While at the hospital, the 45-year-old male victim never regained conscious and succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, October 17th.  

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office completed their investigation and ruled the death a homicide.

The victim was identified as Matthew T. Antles, 09/18/1978.  Matthew was unhoused and normally resided in a hammock in Cal Anderson Park. 

Homicide detectives need assistance from anyone who may have information about this incident. Please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.