51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 9:36 p.m. on July 14, 2015:

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year-old man was fatally shot in White Center around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning (July 14), after apparently trying to break up a robbery.

Police were called to the area near the Cornonado Springs apartment complex, near the 10600 block of 14th Ave SW (map below), in response to a report of a man who had been shot. When deputies arrived, they secured the scene for aid, who began working on the victim. Medics were not able to save the victim, who was shot once in the chest.

Witnesses reported that the shooting suspect fled on foot. A perimeter was set up, and a K9 unit tracked south but was unsuccessful in locating the shooter. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a dark hoodie, shorts, and a red mask.

The original robbery victim was not on scene when deputies arrived, and it is unknown if he was injured. Detectives do not know if there is a relationship between the original robbery victim and the shooting victim or if they were strangers. Detectives also believe there is only one suspect involved in this shooting.

Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses in an effort to understand what happened and why.

Anyone with information on this robbery and homicide is urged to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296.3311.

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6 Responses to “51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery”
  1. Shelly says:

    Omg, this is terrible. I am staying with a friend and was unable to sleep last night and walked my dog on 11thave and heard 2 teeeerribe blood curdling screams about 45 seconds apart. It must have been this! Ohhhh how terrible!!! Sounded like a white man screaming. Heartbreaking!

  2. Jeff says:

    Sorry both black Eddie was a long time friend 30+ years my heart goes out to Henrietta and all that knew him rest in peace my brother aka black Eddie

  3. Mikey Potts says:

    it is impossible to pic the right story to convey. Yes Eddy was most definitely a stand up man. There is nothing like a friendship or relationship that you know is solid, never having to be backed up with words of reassurance. If he was your friend you would definitely know it, thick and thin right or wrong he’s there. A True “GOOD MOTHA [email protected]#%A” My heart goes out to you as well Henrietta and the girls

  4. Phillip says:

    what is the status on this? Do not let this one go. Eddy was a good man and has friends all across the country and we want to know what is going on. Please do another report on it we want to know who did this. Please give us the details about the whole incident. Repost the story in its fullest content. Please someone knows the community is to small and someone is to afraid to talk.

  5. George kennedy says:

    That was my Cousin that got killed, i would rest until the bitch ass nigga is dead..

  6. Theresa says:

    Well I think everyone knows the guy who shot Eddie has the nickname Street or something like that. Surely someone told the cops that so they could get started seeking this individual out.

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