UPDATE: Man Killed In White Center Result Of ‘Dispute,’ Not Robbery


UPDATE 12/28/11 1 p.m.: Wednesday morning’s homicide that occurred at White Center’s Seattle Bakery Roll was not the result of an attempted robbery attempt as police reported earlier, but rather was related to a dispute that happened earlier in the week, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

“An employee of the bakery had a dispute with the victim earlier in the week,” said Cindi West of the KCSO. “Last night the employee, the victim and several other people were at the bakery. The suspect, who is known to both the victim and the employee went to the bakery and confronted the victim about the earlier dispute. During the argument the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police say that witnesses initially told the police it was a robbery because they feared the suspect would come back and retaliate.

The suspect was arrested at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in the area of SW 116 and 1st Ave SW.

PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man is dead after being shot and killed during an attempted robbery at the Seattle Roll Bakery Shop in the 9800 block of 16th Ave SW in White Center early Wednesday morning (Dec. 28).

Police say that the shooting happened just after midnight at the bakery. Three employees were inside when a man entered and attempted to rob the 24-hour Vietnamese sandwich shop.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was shot twice and died at the scene. The other two employees were not hurt.

The shooting suspect, described as a 5’8″ man wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans and gray Nike tennis shoes, fled the scene on foot and is still at large. He apparently also wore a black bandana over the lower half of his face.

Here’s a video report from KING5-TV:

If you have any information on this incident, you are asked to contact the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.


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