A 29-year-old man was found dead on a residential street in Shoreline after suffering multiple gunshot wounds on Friday, March 2.
The man was found in the 19500 block of 10th Avenue Northeast. He has been identified as Arthur Stone, of Seattle, according to the King County medical examiner’s office.
At about 6:40 a.m. a neighbor who lives across the street from where the body was found called the police, saying they saw a body when they looked out the window, said Bob Conner, acting Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson.
The body was found on the shoulder of the roadway, partially in a driveway and partially in a grassy area, he said.
“Shoreline Police arrived and determined there was in fact someone laying there; there was a suspicious nature to it,” Conner said.
The case is being investigated as a homicide. A car was impounded from the scene, related to the incident, although police officials are not yet sure of the connection.
Police are not releasing any information pertaining to how many gunshot wounds the man suffered, or why he may have been in Shoreline. The Major Crimes unit continues to investigate the case.
Neighbors should not necessarily be worried that someone is killing people at random, advised Conner.
“It may have just been a location picked of convenience; it was dark and they wanted to meet there,” Conner said.
There were reports of gun shots heard in the area, but police were not called, said Shoreline Operations Commander Kent Baxter. The gunshots were heard the night before the body was found, sometime after midnight.
“Several residents heard gunshots and everybody thought somebody else would call police,” said Baxter.