Greg McCorkle
King County Sheriff's had blocked off Roxbury and 15th S.W. near the Bartells Drug store following the shooting of a 17 year old male victim. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

UPDATE: Arrest made in shooting death of 17 year old male in White Center

UPDATE 10:30 pm March 21

At about 3:40 P.M. on March 21st, King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives arrested an 18 year old Seatac man in connection with the shooting death of a 17 year old in White Center on March 19, 2014.

The detectives are not seeking any other suspects; however, they are encouraging additional witnesses of the shooting to come forward and contact the King County Sheriff’s Office by calling (206) 296-3311.

KCSO Case # 14-069328
Original post March 19
A 17 year old male was shot near 15th and Roxbury around 10pm. The victim was in a vehicle in the Bartells Drugs parking lot when we shot by an unknown assailant. He was the passenger and the driver took him to the North Highline Fire. Dept. on 112th S.W. He was rushed to the hospital but died later.

According to the King County Sheriff:

Police responded to the North Highline Fire Station in the 1200 block of SW 112th last night just after 10pm to a report of a teen shot in the back. When police arrived they learned that the victim and 3 others had been getting gas at a station near SW Roxbury and 15 Ave SW when they exchanged words with a group at a nearby bus stop.

As the group drove by the men near the bus stop one of the men opened fire, striking the vehicle and hitting the victim, who was seated in the rear passenger seat.

15th and Roxbury was cordoned off as deputies did an investigation.

Early reports indicate the bullet passed through the tail light of the car before striking the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’, and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie.

If you have information about this crime please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 (24 hours) or you may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 222-TIPS (8477)

This is the same area where a young woman was shot and killed in August of 2011.

We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed.