Teen suspect in Greenwood murder taken into custody

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SEATTLE - A 17-year-old suspect in Sunday’s Greenwood homicide was taken into custody Saturday morning, police said.

According to Seattle police, they received information that the teen boy was boarding a plane at Sea-Tac Airport.

Port of Seattle police then took the suspect into custody.

Late Friday evening, Seattle police would not officially release the name of the murder suspect. But Seattle police sources told KIRO 7 they were confident 17-year-old Byron White is the suspect they wanted to question.

On Sunday night, police responded to the area of North 85th Street and First Avenue Northwest after reports of shots fired.

When authorities arrived, they found 54-year-old David L. Peterson fatally shot in his vehicle in the parking lot. Police said Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene.  

According to police, three people were seen running away from the scene. One suspect was described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, thin build and wearing a North Face jacket. Another suspect was described as a short black man and the third person was a white woman.

Investigators believe there may have been a robbery in the area prior to the shooting. 

On Friday afternoon, police served a search warrant in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Greenwood Sunday evening.

Seattle police told KIRO 7 detectives were in the 9000 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest serving a search warrant with a SWAT team.

No suspects were taken into custody during that time.