King County Sheriff’s Office officially announces shooting arrest

As reported here and on partner site West Seattle Blog last night, a suspect is in jail in connection with the Tuesday morning shooting death of 23-year-old Sweetheart Failautusi. This morning, the King County Sheriff’s Office has officially announced it via this news release:

Yesterday afternoon at around 4:30 PM, a 25-year-old man was arrested for his role in the White Center homicide that occurred early Tuesday morning.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, along with members of the TAC-30 SWAT team and the Gang Unit all assisted in the peaceful apprehension of this suspect at his home, which was not far from the shooting scene. The identification of the suspect was made through deputies and detectives that work the White Center area, along with tips generated through the release of the surveillance footage.

“The citizens and business owners of White Center were upset to hear of this tragedy in their area,” according to Major James Graddon, Commander of the Sheriff’s Office West precinct. “They have been working hard with us for many years to improve public safety in their neighborhoods. This incident will ultimately be resolved through the continued support of the community and the efforts of the deputies and detectives.”

There are still two suspects outstanding in this incident. Any information that the public may have on any of the three suspects is still needed. Tips may be phoned in to (206) 296-3311 or 9-1-1.

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2 Responses to “King County Sheriff’s Office officially announces shooting arrest”

  1. Please note that the petition that is on the above link was started by the
    North Highline Unincorporated Area Council in July, as there have been growing concerns about public safety in the community. The recent shooting only highlights these concerns. The petitions can also be found at many of the White Center Businesses, including Uncle Mike’s BBQ, Full Tilt, Proletariat Pizza, Company, 3.14 Bakery and the Salvadorian Bakery. They will also be available at the upcoming Hick’s Lake BBQ this Saturday. Thanks to all who have been involved in this effort.