Security camera shows suspect in Everett shooting death

Charles Wall, 47, was killed in the parking lot of an Evergreen Way strip mall in July.

EVERETT — If you recognize the man’s stride, it could help police solve a killing.

Everett detectives released blurry, black-and-white security footage Wednesday of a suspect in the shooting death of Charles Kenneth Wall Jr., 47.

Three people approached Wall, who was homeless, around 5 a.m. July 28 in the 5100 block of Evergreen Way. According to a police description of unreleased footage, the tallest man in the group turned to Wall to confront him in a parking lot.

Wall was shot, collapsed and died. All three suspects ran north.

Police believe the tall man was the shooter. The other two people in the group wore dark clothing, according to police. None of the three have been identified.

Passersby found Wall’s body in a strip mall parking lot around 6:15 a.m.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office quickly ruled Wall’s death a homicide. More than a month passed before authorities confirmed Wall was shot.

Almost no other details had trickled out, until Wednesday.

Police have declined to release footage or still images from the camera that captured the shooting.

The footage that was released shows one suspect — believed to be the taller man — walking from the scene, officer Aaron Snell said Wednesday. He has a slight bounce in his step as he crosses a gravel lot. He’s wearing white or light-colored crew socks, shorts and a dark shirt.

He’s blurry, and the view is from the back, but detectives hope it’s enough for someone to recognize him, or at least to pass along a critical tip.

You can reach investigators by calling 425-257-8450.

Caleb Hutton: 425-339-3454; chutton@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @snocaleb.

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