Police search for suspect after man shot and killed in Renton

RENTON, Wash. — Police in Renton are searching for a suspect after a man was shot and killed on Tuesday.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. in the 100 block of Rainier Avenue North -- just west of the Renton Municipal Airport.

Witnesses reported seeing a man firing several shots into a parked car with a person inside.

When officers and medics arrived, they located the car with an unresponsive man sitting in the driver’s seat.

Investigators said the man died at the scene.

After a search of the area, police could not find the suspect.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s or 30s, was wearing a black puffy coat, baggy pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt. Police said the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees the man is asked to not approach him and instead call 911.

Renton police are asking anyone with information or surveillance footage from the scene to contact Detective Renggli at Jrenggli@rentonwa.gov/425-430-7525 or contact Det. Coleman at mcoleman@rentonwa.gov/call 425-430-7538, and to reference Case No. 20-2847.