Update: Man shot dead in White Center; KCSO sends message to killer: ‘Turn yourself in’
4:50 PM: An update from KCSO on this morning’s deadly shooting:
The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and killing of a man in the White Center area … and is asking for the public’s help.
On 11/27/13 at about 2:15 AM, deputies were dispatched to the area of SW 108 St and 2nd Ave SW after a caller reported hearing at least one gunshot and said there was a man down in the middle of the street. Deputies arrived at the scene to find a young adult male lying in the street suffering from at least one gunshot wound. They attempted life-saving measures but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detective Sergeant Tony McNabb said, “Two young men were walking along SW 108 St. minding their own business when they were confronted by the two suspects. The suspects accused the innocent victim and his friend of being in a rival gang to which they both denied. As the victim and his friend began walking away, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and began firing at the two, hitting and killing one of them.”
Deputy Charlie Akers is asking for the public to “Put themselves in the shoes of this innocent young man’s family. As we are entering the holiday season, this family is grieving the senseless loss of this young man. If this was one of your loved ones, you would want answers, you would want justice. A young man has lost his life because he was mistaken to be in a gang.”. Deputy Akers added a message to the suspects: “You took the life of an innocent young man for no reason; turn yourself in.”
If you know anything about this senseless crime, please call 206-296-3311.
Earlier versions of the story are below:
10:03 AM: Update just in on this morning’s shooting – which we now know was a murder:
The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and killing of a man in the White Center area.
On 11/27/13 at about 2:15 AM, deputies were dispatched to the area of SW 108 St and 2nd Ave SW after a caller reported hearing at least one gunshot and said there was a man down in the middle of the street. Deputies arrived at the scene to find a young adult male lying in the street suffering from at least one gunshot wound. They attempted life saving measures and turned those efforts over to aid personnel when they arrived but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Two black male juveniles were reported to have been seen running from the scene. Their actual involvement is unknown at this time.
At this point, the motive for this murder is unknown. Detectives are following up on leads to identify the two people that were seen running away in hopes of solving this crime.
The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving this crime. If you were in that area and saw something, please notify the Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.
ORIGINAL REPORT (3 AM):Our friends at KIRO TV report that deputies are investigating a shooting that happened within the past hour near 2nd SW and SW 108th. One person is shot, they report, but there’s no word on the victim’s condition yet. No word of arrest(s) yet, either. We’ll add more information as/when we get it.
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November 27th, 2013 at 8:14 am
According to Kiro 7, the victim was 23, and died at the scene and are searching for 2 black men
November 27th, 2013 at 10:02 am
We just got the news release from KCSO. Updating the story.
November 27th, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Who’s the victim?
November 27th, 2013 at 8:58 pm
Don’t have an ID yet.
November 28th, 2013 at 12:34 am
I hope they find whoever shot my boyfriend. I hate that there’s not one true story and i haven’t gotten any information either.
November 29th, 2013 at 10:53 am
Cara- I was his teacher at New Start. First of all, I am so sorry for your loss. Second, I would like to attend the funeral if possible. Please, please, let me know where and when it is. You can contact me at crackedlense at gmail dot com. Thank you!
December 4th, 2013 at 7:25 pm
Wat rival gang were they mistaken to be in ? Its so sad seeing inocent people geting shot at and loosing there life hope they find the shooters
December 9th, 2013 at 9:12 am
…RIP. Why go out at 2 am for something to drink? Something does not make sense of this whole situation and it cost someone their life.
December 9th, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Some people are night owls. Trust me. I spend more time at stores at 2 am than at 2 pm. But I’m sure that if anyone has another side to the story, KCSO would like to hear that too. They are VERY anxious to get this solved, one way or another … taking the step of having a news conference with the family is rather extraordinary.