3 suspects sought in north Seattle shooting that left man dead

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David L. Peterson was found shot dead in the Greenwood neighborhood Sunday night. (Photo July 2013, courtesy of family)

SEATTLE — A man was found shot to death in a parking lot in North Seattle near the Greenwood Fred Meyer, according to Detective Renee Witt.

The victim was 54-year-old David L. Peterson, the husband of Kimberly Peterson who works at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Around 9:00 Sunday night, dispatchers received calls of shots fired in the area of N. 85th Street and 1st NW Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man seated in his car in a parking lot.

The victim had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Seattle Fire Department.

Witnesses saw several suspects running away from the area. Police are only able to provide vague descriptions of the three suspects: a black man, 20-30 years old, 5-foot-10, thin and wearing a North Face jacket; a short black male; and a white woman.

Police believe there may have been a robbery before the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Seattle Police anonymous tip line at 206-233-5000.

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  • Nasair Khorasani

    "A man was scene running away from the area." That should be fixed.
    I would like to see a follow up on this. The reason for the crime is important.

    • Guest

      Hang them??? Haha yeah right. We live in the heart of liberal democrat territory where criminals "are just misunderstood and act out because of the white man." They will get treated well. They will get free dental, medical, trans gender surgery if they want it, a job, and education. It's no wonder why so many criminals vote democrat.

  • Jay

    Most human beings have an instinctive sense of danger. They type of situation or the type of human beings that represent danger. For the past 50 years in particular, we have been constantly told to ignore that instinctive sense. At some level, Mr. Peterson must have realized, momentarily that he was facing evil. If he had his life back I am sure he would never be silent about the nature of that particular evil again,

    You know what represents danger in this society, even in a city like Seattle. So stay far away from it. If it approaches you, get away, quick.

    Rest in Peace David L. Peterson.

  • Justice for Innocents: On The Way

    This is more of a public news tip and I’m really putting myself out there because I’m not sure what the relevant people would do, if I tell about what is brewing. I believe a vigilante organization of substantial

    membership (last I heard, 169 members, operating in secret patrols, hunting dirtbag criminals that prey on innocent people. Let’s just say these people DON’T intend on arresting dirtbags, it’s pretty awful to hear of their punishments — the policy of the WCV (Washington Committee of Vigilance) — is to protect the innocents that are now sitting ducks because of politically-correct, feckless law enforcement and the overly “progressive” policies making our region a very dangerous place for innocent, law-abiding citizens. Boy, if HALF of what I’ve heard comes true, dirtbag criminals will WISH they had been dropped into a giant, running Cuisinart — instead of what the WCV has planned for the criminals now running rampant in Seattle, where things are usually run by focus groups and fools. But things will get dicey before they get better: it could descend in street wars. Man, if any of these guys (some ex- Spec Ops) get wind of me telling ANYTHING, I may be dead meat. But I still think they may have a point about what is now necessary. By the way, I DID hear that no innocent person need fear the WCV, and that each WCV is dedicated to laying down their lives, if need be, to protect the innocent. I’m not so sure about their long-term plan about cleaning gangs out of South Seattle (gangstas against ex-Army snipers? NO contest. And these guys know how to FIND people … Amazing hunting skills!) But still, a BAD idea. Better to protect other areas of Seattle and King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Death bait cars for car thieves — the most CRAFTY traps I’ve ever heard of. Burglary traps … all sorts of traps for criminals. If you see some dirtbag hanging from a light pole in your neighborhood, with a sign that says either “car prowler,” “burglar,” or “car thief” around their neck — you’ll know the WCV has been around, protecting you in a way no one else wants to do.

    • I Don't Believe It

      What a load of hoax BS. Take your rightwing crazy wishful thinking somewhere else. Social justice, yes ; that’s what Seattle is all about. Vigilante justice is for rednecks.

      • Reality Speaks

        Screw your 'social justice' . Vigilante 'redneck' justice is the only thing that would make our streets safe again from thugs who laugh at the weakness of your 'social justice' , which they love because it lets them get away with murder and pretend to be victims. Time is coming when they wont have to pretend to be victims anymore.

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