Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 27, 2012 at 5:36 AM

KING5: Man found shot to death in burned car in Renton

This is what’s left of a Mini Cooper in which the body of a man was found early this morning. The man had been shot. (Photo by Jordan Stead / The Seattle Times)

Authorities look at the spot where a Mini Cooper with a man’s body inside had burned on Sunset Boulevard in Renton overnight. The man found inside had been shot. (Photo by Jordan Stead / The Seattle Times)

KING5

A man was found shot to death in a burning car in Renton Friday morning.

Renton police said the Mini Cooper was found riddled with bullets with its wheels spinning and engine revving as it burned near the parking lot of an apartment complex. Police said they found 16 shell casings at the scene.

The victim has only been identified as a 26-year-old man from Renton. Police said he was also a victim in a separate shooting that took place in May.

No suspects have been arrested.

Detectives have been on scene since the car was found just before 1:00 a.m., on the 300 block of Sunset Boulevard.

They believe the man was shot in the parking lot, then the car rolled backward down a short embankment and caught fire.

Neighbors who live at the Crestview Apartments didn’t recognize the car as belonging to any tenant.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: body, car fire, Renton

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►