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14-year-old arrested in deadly Renton shooting also booked for 2021 murder

Renton Police responded to the shooting outside a grocery store Wednesday night.

RENTON, Wash. — A 14-year-old Burien teen arrested in a deadly shooting at a Renton grocery store on Wednesday has also been booked for a 2021 murder, according to the Renton Police Department.

In the more recent incident, Renton police responded to the parking lot of a grocery store located near 108th Avenue and S. Puget Drive Wednesday night after receiving a report of the shooting.

Arriving officers found the victim, a 54-year-old man, laying on a sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Renton Police. The victim died at the scene.

Renton Police said the suspect was a passenger in a black SUV that fled the area. The suspect was quickly identified and arrested Thursday night at a nearby apartment complex.

The suspect has also been connected to a murder in October 2021, when a man was killed near a Safeway in Renton. 

On Oct. 29, 2021, the suspect went to the Safeway about 6 p.m. with his girlfriend, his girlfriend's mother and his girlfriend's sibling, according to probable cause documents.

After the group loaded groceries in the mother's car, the mother started driving toward the Safeway. The car "unexpectedly" reversed and stoped in front of the victim's car. The suspect was seen on surveillance footage hanging out of the passenger seat, yelling at the victim, police said.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, got out of his car and approached the suspect, who shot him, according to probable cause documents. The suspect car fled the scene.

After the shooting, police say the suspect posted an Instagram Live video boasting about the shooting, saying he had "'sizzled' someone and caught a fish in a tank," according to documents.

At a hearing Friday, a judge found probable cause for murder in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree. The suspect remains in secure detention.

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