Deadly downtown shooting: Seattle police need help finding suspects who killed one man, wounded another

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Mykola Shevchuk

SEATTLE — Seattle police are asking for help solving a downtown murder on Sunday, June 22nd.

26-year-old Mykola Shevchuk was shot and killed and his friend was wounded. Detectives say the suspects were in a 4-door red Honda Civic and an Asian man was driving.

Now police are hoping to hear from any witnesses who saw them.

The victims first encountered the suspects in a parking lot on south Washington Street near Occidental Park.

Detectives say the suspects followed the victims who were driving a silver 540 BMW out of the parking lot.

When they got to 4th Avenue south and Royal Brougham, shots were fired from the red Civic. They continued driving to 4th Avenue south and south Jackson Street by King Street Station where more gunfire erupted.


The driver of the BMW was wounded. Police say Shevchuk was his passenger.  Now investigators need to know who was in the red Civic.

“Remember that this took place about 11:00 at night.” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner. “If you know anything about this incident [or] you just happened to see a car speed away — specifically if you have a license plate, even if you may not think it’s important, it may be critical to solving this homicide.”

Detectives are looking for any kind of information that will help, especially if you know who was driving the red Civic that night.

Even if you don’t think you saw anything, you might have a crucial piece to the puzzle, call the homicide unit at 206-233-5000 or call an anonymous tip into:


You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers.

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