Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in the Central District overnight.
An overnight shooting in the Central District has left a 24-year-old man dead, according to the Seattle Police Department. The victim’s name was not immediately released.
The shooting took place near the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and South Dearborn Street shortly after midnight. Officers arriving at the scene found the victim shot multiple times in the back seat of a car stopped in the middle of the road, the department said. Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Investigators later interviewed a 23-year-old man they say was a passenger in the car at the time of the shooting. The man later admitted to shooting, and has since been arrested, the department said.
The suspect was booked into King County Jail on investigation of homicide just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and is expected to make his first court appearance on Thursday.
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Court records show the 23-year-old has prior convictions for robbery, theft, assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. The records indicate his last known address is in White Center.
In a 2014 case, he was arrested for recklessly chasing another vehicle and pointing a gun at one of the occupants, according to court records. He was later sentenced to a year in prison, though he was released four months later, in February 2015, because he was given credit for the time he served in the King County Jail.
According to charging documents in that case, the man is a 74 Hoover gang member who has “been involved in numerous shootings and robberies of Hispanic gang members.” His supervision by the state Department of Corrections ended in March, said a department spokeswoman.
The events that led to the fatal shiooting Wednesday are still being investigated. Another person who investigators believe was a riding in the car at the time of the shooting is being sought for questioning, the department said.