SEATTLE - Seattle police have made an arrest in the fatal road rage shooting of Yancy Noll at a Roosevelt intersection.
Police said that acting on a tip, SWAT and homicide detectives served a warrant at a home in north Seattle early Friday morning, less than a mile from where Noll was shot and killed, and arrested a 30-year-old man.
Noll was driving home from work on Aug. 31 when he stopped at Northeast 75th and 15th Avenue Northeast, heading north.
A man driving southbound in a silver BMW Z-4 pulled alongside Noll’s car and opened fire.
The driver then fled the scene at a high rate of speed, running the red light at the intersection.
Noll died from his injuries. He was 43.
Detectives believe the shooting was the result of road rage.
Seattle police impounded the car that they have been looking for three weeks, and investigators said they found the man who matched the composite sketch.
The man arrested Friday has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder.
Residents in the neighborhood told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that they have been suspicious about activities what appeared to be a business run from the home, but no one seems to know the man living inside.
“Very strange, very strange having business, big motion,” said Kuncha Tuttle.
Police are calling the incident an open and active investigation.
KIRO 7 spoke with Noll’s best friend who was relieved to hear about the arrest.
“It’s a big relief for the family and all of his friends and I guess other citizens out there,” said Rich Glein. “Yancy never had any enemies. Everyone loved him so that’s the only thing I can think is it was some sort of road rage incident that he just lost control and shot him.”
Noll’s friends told KIRO 7 he was always looking for an adventure, liked to hike and loved wine.
The suspect is expected to have his first court appearance on Saturday.
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