Friends have identified the man shot and killed in an unsolved crime Friday night in North Seattle as Yancy Noll, the wine steward at the Broadway Market QFC.
The 43-year-old was gunned down at a stoplight at the intersection of 15th Avenue NE and NE 75th Friday just before 7:30p. Here is the SPD report on the incident:
A man in his early 40′s was fatally shot in Lake City tonight and the suspect remains at large.
Tonight at approximately 7:26 p.m. officers responded to the 7500 block of 15th Avenue NE for the report of multiple shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located the male victim sitting in the driver’s seat of his maroon Subaru, which was stopped in the street. The victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
SFD medics were called to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect pulled up next to the victim in his car and for reasons yet to be determined, fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking him several times. The suspect then fled the scene in his car and remains at large.
The suspect vehicle is described as a smaller silver or gray BMW. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20′s to 30′s with dark hair.
Homicide and CSI detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or his vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.
A memorial to Noll has grown near the intersection where he was shot — just a few blocks from his NE 70th apartment.
Noll’s death marks the 23rd Seattle homicide in 2012 surpassing the total murders for the city for all of 2011.
UPDATE: Enjoy a recent adventure with Yancy. Thanks to Linda for pointing us to this video of Noll’s recent tandem skydive jump.
UPDATE: Police have posted video that captures the suspect’s vehicle in what they are calling a “road rage” shooting:
Detectives have obtained surveillance photos and video of the car driven by the suspect in a fatal road rage shooting in the Roosevelt neighborhood on September 1st: