Police seeking public's help with White Center shooting death

UPDATE 4:45pm
King County Sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in their investigation of the shooting death of a 23 year old man in White Center on Nov. 27. They provided more details about the shooting.

Detective Sergeant Tony McNabb said “Two young men were walking along SW 108 St. minding their own business when they were confronted by the two suspects. The suspects accused the innocent victim and his friend of being in a rival gang to which they both denied. As the victim and his friend began walking away, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and began firing at the two, hitting and killing one of them.”

Deputy Charlie Akers is asking for the public to “Put themselves in the shoes of this innocent young man’s family. As we are entering the holiday season, this family is grieving the senseless loss of this young man. If this was one of your loved ones, you would want answers, you would want justice. A young man has lost his life because he was mistaken to be in a gang”. Deputy Akers added a message to the suspects “You took the life of an innocent young man for no reason, turn yourself in”.

If you know anything about this senseless crime, please call 206-296-3311.

Original Post
King County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the early morning hours of Nov. 27 in White Center in the 200 block of Southwest 108th Street. When deputies arrived, they found a man in the middle of the street, barely alive. They performed CPR, but the man, later found to be 23 years old, died at the scene.

Police are searching for two male teenage suspects.

At this point, the motive for this murder is unknown. Detectives are following up on leads to identify the two people that were seen running away in hopes of solving this crime.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving this crime. If you were in that area and saw something, please notify the Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

Suspect descriptions:
Black teenager, 5-foot-6-inches, dressed in a red sweatshirt and black pants.

Black teenager 5-feet-8-inches, dressed in a gray hoodie, sweatshirt and black pants.

If you have any information regarding this crime you are urged to call 911 or the Burien office for the King County Sheriff at (206) 296-3311.

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