Sedro-Woolley police have arrested a 19-year-old man thought to be the driver of the SUV that killed the James Market owner in Sedro-Woolley.
According to police, the driver and three others were involved in shoplifting beer from the convenience store Thursday night. The store owner and her nephew chased the shoplifter outside, and both were hit by a fleeing SUV.
The 59-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the hospital and her nephew suffered minor injuries.
Police located a juvenile passenger of the SUV after photographs were released to media. The passenger was able to give a description of what took place and the identities of the others involved, said Sgt. Dan McIlraith
Officers found the suspected driver and the SUV at his residence in Mount Vernon Friday at about 11:30 p.m. He is currently being held in the Skagit County Jail, McIlraith said. The Times is not releasing his name because he has not been charged.
Police are still looking for the other two passengers.
McIlraith said everyone in the vehicle is potentially facing charges, but the driver is “the main person responsible for the death of the owner.”