Long Arm Of The Law:
South Seattle shooting suspect stops to gas up his rig, gets busted
March 31, 2018
Still image from neighborhood video showing suspect car as it pulled up to curb right before two home invaders got out and walked to woman's house.
(SEATTLE, WA.) – Earlier this month, on Tuesday March 6th there was a brutal home invasion robbery in South Seattle. During the 3:00 pm hour that day a 71-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and pistol-whipped by two bad guys in her home in the 10700 block of Renton Avenue South.
The two suspects were last seen running from the house: one described as a light-skinned black male in his late teens, about 6-feet tall and armed with a black handgun, the other a light-skinned “skinny” black teen about 5’6″ who sported a mustache.
A third man was also believed to have been involved later as “wheel man” who picked up the two who did the deed at the house, two days later.
By mid month police had located in South Seattle a Kia Spectra believed to have been used as one of two getaway vehicles in the caper.
Another car, a silver 2015 to 2018 Toyota Corolla 4-door Hybrid, was used, say police, to pick up the three suspects in the crime in the 9400 block of Rainier Avenue South on the morning of March 8th.
Since the robbery and shooting police have been looking for the perps and Friday afternoon SPD detectives spotted one of the shooting suspects “at a gas station near the 500 block of South Dearborn Street,” said an SPD statement.
Police have been actively searching for this 23-year old man. Detectives placed the suspect under arrest and took him to Seattle Police Headquarters for questioning. Detectives later booked him into King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery and Assault.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Robbery Detective Mike Magan at (206) 684-5540.