Police on hunt for stepson in mysterious February First Hill gas station murder

Police believe they know who pulled the trigger in this winter’s murder of Glennis Parker as he sat in the cab of his truck at the Union 76 station at 9th and James. From the Seattle Times:

Prosecutors say Zachary Collins has been on the run since February, when he is accused of fatally shooting his stepfather in the head as the older man sat in his pickup outside a gas station on Seattle’s First Hill.

Collins was charged with second-degree murder on Monday and a $1 million warrant was issued for his arrest, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

Collins, 20, has no verified address or phone and is known to move between Seattle and Portland, according to prosecutors. He is described as black, 5-feet-10 and 170 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a medium skin tone.

According to charging documents, a security guard at the Puget Sound Blood Center called 911 to report shots fired just before 2:30 a.m. Feb. 9.

He saw a man with dreadlocks running from the 76 gas station at 914 James St., where officers later found Glennis Parker, 56, dead behind the wheel of his still-idling pickup, charging papers say.

Parker had been shot three times in the head.

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