Authorities have not yet identified the man found dying on a Harvard Ave sidewalk after being shot in the chest late Tuesday night behind Seattle Central Community College’s Capitol Hill campus.
In the Tuesday night homicide, police were called to the 1700 block of Harvard Ave at 11:16p following several reports of gunfire in the area. They found a man in his 40s down on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medics were called but the man had died before they could arrive
We’re awaiting an identification from the King County Medical Examiner following notification of the victim’s family. At this point, SPD won’t say whether the man was a Capitol Hill resident and detectives have not yet made public what they know about any signs of a robbery. A botched hold-up left a Capitol Hill man shot in the stomach only a few blocks away in October.
Homicide detectives continue to search for new information and the vehicle seen by witnesses as it left the scene. If you have information about the car — a white Crown Victoria, with a wood or dark brown interior and that looked like an “old style” police cruiser — or saw something in the area that night, contact the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. SPD says anonymous tips are welcome.
The death was the first murder on Capitol Hill in 2012 and the third confirmed homicide in the city this year.