Updated 11:40 a.m. Police say they’ve arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the murder of David Peterson, who was killed on Sunday night near 85th St. and 1st Ave. Police say the suspect was attempting to board a plane at Sea-Tac airport.
KING 5 is reporting the suspect is a senior at Ballard High School. Earlier, KIRO reported that police sources gave them the same suspect name. The student’s name is on the roster of the Ballard High football team.
Detectives are not publicly releasing the name, although it was widely reported yesterday (we are not releasing his name until charges are filed.) Seattle Police say they received information that the suspect was planning to fly out of Sea-Tac, so detectives contacted the Port of Seattle Police, who made the arrest. “There are no suspects outstanding in this case, which remains an active and on-going homicide investigation,” SPD said this morning.
Peterson was discovered in a car in a parking lot near the Greenwood Fred Meyer, dead of a single gunshot wound. Police said he had called 911 to report he had been robbed while on his nightly walk. Police said they were investigating to see if the crime was linked to the robbery of the nearby Baranof restaurant.
On Friday, police searched a home in the 9000 block of 4th Ave. NW., leaving with several bags of evidence.
We’ll update as we learn more. For earlier coverage on the Greenwood murder, visit our sister site PhinneyWood.com.