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Man shot and killed in Greenwood Sunday night

February 24th, 2014 · Comments

Update Monday 7 p.m.: KING 5 has a report tonight that says David Peterson’s wife last saw him as he left for his nightly walk on Sunday.

Update 2:10 p.m.: Seattle Police say they are looking for three suspects in last night’s shooting death of a man in a parking lot near the Greenwood Fred Meyer and Bartell Drugs, just north of North 85th Street and 1st Avenue NW. According SPD, the suspects may have been committing robberies in the area before the shooting.

Here’s the updated SPD Blotter post:

A man was found shot to death in a North Seattle parking lot last night. On 2/23/14, just shortly before 9:00 p.m., 9-1-1 received calls of shots fired in the area of N. 85th and 1st NW.

When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male victim seated in his car in a parking lot, with a single gunshot wound to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Seattle Fire. The suspects were seen running away from the area. Detectives believe robbery was the motive in this shooting.

The suspects are described as (1) black male, 20-30 years old, 5’10 tall, thin build, wearing a Northface jacket. (2) Black male, short. (3) White female.

Detectives would like to talk to anyone who may come in contact with these suspects. Investigators believe the suspects may have been committing robberies in the area prior to the shooting incident.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects’ whereabouts, is asked to call the Seattle Police tip line at 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.

Also, The Seattle Times has identified the victim as 54-year-old David L. Peterson.

Update 6:55 a.m.: Seattle Police Detective Renee Witt told me this morning that the shooting happened in the Fred Meyer parking lot. She is expecting updated information from homicide detectives later today, and we’ll post that as soon as we get it.

Earlier: Seattle Police report that a man was shot and killed in a parking lot at North 85th Street and 1st Avenue NW around 9 p.m. Sunday night.

From the SPD Blotter:

A man was found shot to death in a parking lot in North Seattle. On 2/23/14, just shortly before 9:00 p.m., 9-1-1 received calls of shots fired in the area of N. 85th and 1st NW.

When officers arrived on scene they found the adult male victim seated in his car in a parking lot in the area. The victim sustained one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by Seattle Fire. The suspect, described as an unknown race male was scene running away from the area . It is believed that a robbery preceded the shooting.

Homicide and CSI detectives responded and will process the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.

We will update this post as we get more information.

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