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July 19, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Suspect arrested in Justin Ferrari’s Central District slaying

A 2011 photo of Justin Ferrari.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the May shooting death of Justin Ferrari in Seattle’s Central District, according to Seattle police.

Ferrari, 42, was driving with his family on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and East Cherry Street when someone opened fire, hitting Ferrari in the head.

Using  surveillance footage and working with the police department’s gang unit,  homicide detectives, SPD SWAT and U.S. Marshals arrested the suspect at a Federal Way home today.

The gunman was wearing a distinctive jacket and shirt that were picked up on surveillance video, according to a person close to the investigation. That video was shown around to various people and a name developed from that.

Warrants were served at several other locations in Seattle and South King County, but information about those warrants has yet to be provided by police.

“Detectives worked hard. Real hard. Pretty much non-stop” since Ferrari was killed on May 24, Homicide Sgt. Bob Vallor said in a police statement.

The suspect will be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide, police said.

Ferrari, a father of two, was running errands with his young children and his parents near his Madrona home when he was shot. His father held him while he died in his car.

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