39-year-old arrested, accused of killing man in Seatac in October over failed marijuana deal

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SEATTLE — Surveillance video from nearby businesses and a witness led to the arrest of a 39-year-old Seattle man in the shooting death of another man in Seatac on Oct. 29, the King County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Aaron Parypa, 39, of Seattle, was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree assault. Bail was set at $1 million.

According to the probable cause documents, the sheriff’s office said victims Andrae Medina-Wong and Markiese Short met with Parypa on the afternonon of Oct. 29 to purchase marijuana from Parypa. They met in a business parking lot near the intersection of South 160th Stree and 1st Avenue South in Burien.

“During the meeting it appears either Medina-Wong or Short took a glass mason jar of marijuana from Parypa without paying” and took off in their Mercedes, the document says. Parypa gave chase in his Nissan and caught up with the other two at the intersection of South 154th Street and 24th Avenue in Seatac.

Parypa fired into the Mercedes driven by Medina-Wong, striking him twice and killing him. When the car crashed, Short got out and ran off into nearby woods, where he was later found by authorities.

Parypa’s vehicle was identified by video footage from nearby businesses, the document said, and Parypa was later identified as the shooter by Short.

 

 

 

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