Seattle police have arrested a 27-year-old Shoreline man for investigation of homicide after he reportedly pushed a man out of a vehicle in South Seattle on Thursday morning.
By Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times staff reporter
Seattle police have arrested a 27-year-old Shoreline man in the investigation of a homicide after he reportedly pushed a man out of a vehicle in South Seattle on Thursday morning.
Police initially looked at the case as possibly being a medically related death after finding the victim, who had some type of medical equipment attached to his body. But around 9 p.m. Thursday, homicide investigators arrested the Shoreline man outside of Seattle, said police spokeswoman Reneé Witt.
"It's not a random situation. These two gentlemen were acquaintances," Witt said.
Witt declined to say how officers found the suspect or what linked him to the case.
Officers were called to Ninth Avenue South and South Dakota Street at 7:30 a.m. Thursday after a witness reported seeing someone push the a person with a belt around his neck from a 2005 Kia Rio. The 61-year-old victim was dead when police arrived. The victim appeared to have been dead for a while, police said.
The driver was last seen traveling south on Airport Way South, Witt said.
The man arrested has no prior felony history in Washington state.
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