A 25-year-old Everett man who was already charged with stealing a loaded Seattle police rifle during a riot from a looted SPD patrol car has now been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault, accused of killing a 25-year-old man and injuring a 15-year-old boy in Renton in August, according to King County prosecutors.
Jacob Little is charged with shooting D’Andre Flynn in the back during a confrontation in a crowded Renton parking lot during gathering of car enthusiasts in the 500 block of S. Grady Way in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, according to court documents.
When federal agents arrested 24-year-old Jacob Little of Everett last September, prosecutors had photographic evidence connecting Little as the masked man seen stealing a zipped nylon bag from one of six burned and looted SPD patrol cars.
It happened during the downtown riots on May 30, when the protest over the murder of George Floyd spun into mayhem.
The bag Little is charged with stealing contained a loaded police rifle known as a Colt M-4. It appears to be the same rifle Little was seen carrying days later at a gun range.
When the feds charged Little, they described him as very well-armed, and that he tried to sell the rifle--which was never found--for $900.
On Wednesday, King County prosecutors said Jacob Little committed murder when he allegedly shot two people only five days before he was arrested by federal agents for the stolen rifle.
Court documents say Little fired the shots that killed Flynn and injured a 15-year-old boy riding in a car half a block away.
King county prosecutors say they also have photos and video showing the Renton shooting. They say the images appear to match the ones posted on social media during the riots May 30.
When Little was arrested at an Everett address, a search warrant revealed the exact clothing, boots, and the backpack seen on the man in the riot photos.
Little is now at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, facing charges which carry a potential sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. King County prosecutors have asked that Little be held on $2 million bail on the murder and assault charges.