March 22, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Suspect in fatal SeaTac shooting arrested in California
A 30-year-old California man was arrested by Los Angeles police on Wednesday in connection with a double shooting earlier this month in SeaTac that killed one man and wounded another during a drug deal turned robbery, according to King County prosecutors.
Trayvon Cail, who was arrested on a King County probable-cause warrant and booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on Wednesday, was charged Thursday in King County Superior Court with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Though police have not found the 9 mm handgun used in the shooting, Cail was in possession of a .45-caliber handgun when LAPD detectives stopped the car he was riding in with his wife, charging papers say.
A SeaTac man, who was friends with one of the men who accompanied Cail from L.A. to Seattle in late February, agreed to buy “a large amount of pills” from Cail, the papers say. Cail and his friend went to the man’s apartment in the 3000 block of South 146th Street on March 11, and the man retrieved “three or four rolls” of money from his bedroom, charging papers say. Cail immediately produced a handgun, shot the man in the head without warning, then fatally shot David Fashaw, who was visiting the apartment, the papers say.
The friend who had accompanied Cail to the apartment fled, fearing he would be shot as well, charging papers say. He told police he was able to call a cab from a nearby business and leave the area, which was confirmed by footage from the cab’s in-car video camera, the papers say.
The SeaTac man who survived the shooting told police he had $26,000 on hand inside his apartment at the time, the papers say. Detectives found $1,460 in the man’s wallet, along with $5,000 in a roll of cash found on the floor of the apartment; they estimate that $20,000 was taken from the apartment after Fashaw and the man were shot, charging papers say.
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