Thursday, November 1, 2007

Everett police arrest one of two suspects in Aug. 21 shooting


Everett police arrested 25-year-old Steven Lavene Lee on Tuesday in connection with the Aug. 21 shooting death of Forrest Starrett in an Everett apartment complex.

Detectives are still searching for Tsegazeab Zerahaimanot, the other suspect wanted for investigation into the killing of Starrett.

Everett police detectives received a tip Wednesday morning saying Lee was living in SeaTac. Police spokesman Robert Goetz said Lee was arrested without incident and booked into the Snohomish County Jail and held on $1 million bail.

Police believe the two suspects thought Starrett was a police officer when he was killed after encountering the two men at an Everett apartment in the 8700 block of Holly Drive. Detectives say the men held guns to Starrett's head, forced him to empty his pockets and later killed him in the passenger seat of his vehicle.

Goetz said Zerahaimanot is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Everett police tip line at 425-257-8450.

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