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Published on June 13, 2024
Seattle Police Arrest 17-Year-Old Suspected of Pioneer Square HomicideSource: Seattle Police Department

Seattle’s streets were marred by violence on the night of May 25th when a 29-year-old man lost his life to a bullet, and now, weeks later, police have arrested in connection to the homicide that took place at the intersection of Occidental Avenue South and Yesler Way. According to the Seattle Police Department, a 17-year-old male has been taken into custody by Seattle police detectives from the Homicide Unit and the US Marshals Task Force.

The suspect whose identity has not been revealed due to his juvenile status, was arrested on June 11th and has since been booked into the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children & Family Justice Center, King County’s youth detention facility, for investigation of murder. The original incident which occurred late on a Saturday night prompted an immediate response from officers and Seattle Fire Department personnel, who found the victim unresponsive, his life slipping away beneath the neon glow of the Sinking Ship garage.

Detectives had arrived at a scene littered with the aftermath of the city's darker undercurrents, the echo of the gunshot still palpable in the air as they began the arduous task of piecing together the lamentable sequence of events. The area was cordoned off for the meticulous scrutiny of homicide detectives and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit, their presence an all too familiar silhouette against the backdrop of Pioneer Square's storied façades.

While the arrest marks a significant step in the case, the police are still processing details and encourage anyone with knowledge about the shooting to contact the SPD Violate Crime Tip Line at (206) 233-5000 or to reach out anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. In these urban labyrinths, every whisper of information can illuminate the unseen, every morsel of truth is a stride towards justice for those bereft in the wake of tragedy.