Detectives seek witnesses in fatal White Center shooting

Looking south on 16th Ave SW, the location of the fatal shooting was on the right, across the street from the Taradise Bar (the old Marv’s Broiler), where crime scene tape can be seen. Photo taken Sunday afternoon by Scott Schaefer.

Closer view of the crime scene, which was still being investigated Sunday afternoon.

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding the shooting suspect wanted in a cold blooded murder in the 9800 block of 16th Ave SW in White Center early Sunday morning.

Police said a birthday party was being held at the Taradise bar Saturday night into Sunday morning, when a fight broke out, resulting in the death of a man who was shot in the head across the street.

At around 1:30 a.m., a fight broke out between two groups of women inside the bar. The fight ended up outside and numerous people were either watching or participating in the disturbance.

After the altercation was over, the victim, a 31-year old Seattle man, walked across the street with a woman who had been in the altercation. He stood with a group of people for moments before a man in the group pulled a gun and shot him in the head, killing him. The suspect then ran southbound, got into a vehicle and drove off.

Detectives believe the suspect vehicle is a white, 99-01 BMW station wagon. The suspect is described as a black male, and was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie.

Anyone with information or who may have taken cell phone video before, during or after the shooting is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

Additionally anyone who may have been driving in the area or picked someone up from the area is asked to call.

You may also be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 and remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS(8477).


2 Responses to “Detectives seek witnesses in fatal White Center shooting”
  1. Nathaniel Smith says:

    God please watch over and protect our brothers and sisters. We are killing each other without a second thought. The devil is BUSY and he is doing his job. His job is to crush, kill, and destroy. Black Lives Matter and black people need to wake up first. How can we protest the police killing us when WE are our WORST enemies. Black Lives Matter? Not when we turn our backs on each other with the quickness. Only God can stop the violence.

  2. Ken Boyko says:

    Very well said. Sending Prayers!!

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