A 34-year-old man is in custody on investigation of first-degree murder after allegedly shooting his estranged wife at Sam’s Tavern in Bellevue on Monday night.
Police said they were called to the tavern in the 900 block of 108th Avenue Northeast around 10 p.m., where witnesses reported that the woman had been shot and that the suspect had fled.
Bellevue Police said the woman, an employee of Sam’s, was shot behind the bar toward the end of the evening when staff were closing down.
The suspect was located and arrested without incident just before midnight after an extensive search, police said. He was cooperative once found, police said.