Thursday, September 25, 2008

Police search for clues in deadly Seattle shooting


SEATTLE – Police broughts in a search dog Thursday to search for clues after a man was shot and killed in north Seattle on Wednesday night.

Seattle Police say officers responded to a shots fired call in the 9700 block of 5th Avenue NE at about 7:30 p.m. They arrived to find a man in his 20s dead in the apartment building garage.

A 19-year-old resident of the apartments was arrested and his rifle recovered.

Neighbors say there have been several car prowls and thefts in the area, although police won't confirm what led to the shooting.
The apartment manager wouldn't comment, but a resident said car prowls are common.

"Maybe a week ago the manager called me about 10 o'clock at night and said don't leave anything in your car, make sure it's locked up, we've had problems," said Art Christensen.

Christensen said he was surprised that his neighbor was arrested for murder.

"He's a good young kid," he said.

The suspect is to appear in court on Friday.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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