Followup: Hearing for Top Hat murder suspect; victim ID’d; investigators say he was shot after agreeing to record a fight

(WCN photo from Monday)
The man arrested in connection with Monday’s deadly shooting in Top Hat remains jailed after a hearing today, and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office has made the victim’s name public: Excalibur Scott, 23 years old.

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office spokesperson Dan Donohoe says the 28-year-old suspect did not appear at today’s hearing in a jailhouse courtroom, but the judge ruled there is probable cause to hold him on suspicion of second-degree murder. According to documents presented in the case, based on police reports, the suspect was walking with Scott and another man when the suspect “became involved in an argument with a fourth male … over an alleged theft or burglary. (The suspect and the fourth man) agreed to fight over the allegation and (victim Scott) was to have reportedly recorded this fight.” Before it began, the suspect was said to be in possession of a .22 caliber chrome Derringer handgun. During the fight, the documents say, Scott was shot in the chest and died at the scene. The suspect ran off and was arrested nearby. The investigation continues; a bail hearing for the suspect is set for tomorrow. Records do not show any felony convictions for him in this state, but he spent a day in jail last month related to a warrant for failing to appear in connection with an obstruction-of-justice case from last fall.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Bail for the suspect is now set at $750,000. We should find out about charges on Thursday.

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3 Responses to “Followup: Hearing for Top Hat murder suspect; victim ID’d; investigators say he was shot after agreeing to record a fight”

  1. Susannah's Mom Says:


    King County Sheriff’s Office
    516 Third Avenue , Room W-150
    Seattle, WA 98104-2312
    (206) 296-4155

    Sheriff’s Office, Precinct 4
    14905 6th Ave SW
    Burien, WA 98166
    (206) 477-2200


    I am one of several neighbors who have recently been victimized by an upswing in crime in our neighborhood. The recent homicide on our block is the cherry on top of the sundae.

    We look to you for guidance and support.

    What actions can the neighborhood and the Sheriff’s Office take to turn our neighborhood around?

    Your prompt reply would be appreciated.


  2. Barbara Dobkin Says:

    The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council (NHUAC) addresses community concerns with an emphasis on public safety at our monthly meetings, Representatives from the sheriff’s dept are present at every meeting and we frequenlty have representitives from the King County Council as well as the County Executive’s office. The meetings are a great way to get involved in the community and let your voice be heard. Our next meeting is Thursday, June 5 , 7pm at the North Highline Fire Station, 1243 SW 112th Street. Please see our webisite for details: also see our facebook page, North Highline Unincorporated Area Council. We can also help you get a block watch organized, and will address any specific community concerns you might have. Hope to see you next week.

  3. Form a Block Watch. They work and you get to know your neighbors in the process.