SEATTLE — April 3, 2017
Seattle Police Homicide detectives with the assistance of the gang unit arrested two suspects in the ongoing investigation into Patrice Pitts’ murder on January 29th.
Detectives served search warrants in the 2600 block of East Pike St and a residence in Des Moines where they took two people into custody and impounded two vehicles.
Homicide detectives interviewed both men who have been booked into King County Jail for investigation of murder. Their names will be released once they are officially charged.
Seattle Police say the 52-year-old Pitts also known as Patrice Toliver was ambushed and basically executed as he stood in front of the St. Charles Hotel in he 600 block of 3rd Avenue.
“There were three males standing right here, one of which was the victim. Suspect in this case walked by, no dialogue, nothing. All of a sudden, he produced a firearm and started firing. I think there was 4 to 5 shots,” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. The witnesses ran off. Detectives believe that Pitts was targeted and that someone knows why.
If you can provide more information on the case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a $1,000 reward if it helps lead to charges. All tipsters remain anonymous. Submit the info using the P3Tips App on your phone or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also send the information on the http://www.P3Tips.com