Police Release Surveillance Footage Of White Center Shooting Suspects
On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the King County Sheriff’s Office released the following surveillance video from nearby businesses, and are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in Tuesday morning’s shooting death of a 23-year old woman in White Center:
There are still three suspects at-large and all are described as being black males in their early-to-mid 20s.
If you recognize these suspects, please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296- 3311 or 911 with information.
As our sister site The White Center Blog reported:
Tuesday morning (Aug. 16), at about 12:20 a.m., deputies were called to the area of SW Roxbury St. and 15th Ave. SW by a passing witness for a fight disturbance. When deputies arrived they met with a small group of females, including the now-deceased shooting victim. Deputies were told that the disturbance was minor and that the other group, which consisted of three black males, had left the area. The group of women declined to speak further about the incident.
Deputies stayed in the general area and began to walk on foot to increase their visibility and to try to prevent further violence from erupting. Just before 1 a.m., officers heard several gunshots coming from the area of the original disturbance. When they returned they discovered the victim laying in the middle of 15th Ave. SW with at least one gunshot wound. Witnesses said that at least two of the original three black males had returned and that one then shot the victim. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.
At this point, no suspects are in custody and no weapon has been recovered. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are investigating.
Police have not been able to rule out if this was gang-related or not.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit will be also be assisting as needed.