Police have arrested a suspect in the August 31st shooting death of Capitol Hill wine steward Yancy Noll. Here’s a note sent to us by reader Rich about the scene that transpired early this morning in North Seattle:
@ 7:15 AM today I was driving south on 25th AVE @ 75th ST NE and SWAT team members in front of a house on 25th AVE on the west side.
SWAT team members and the garage door was open.
Inside clearly was a silver convertible with a black top much like the car in the Yancy Noll case
Just thought you would want to know
Hopefully it’s the guy
Messages posted to the Yancy Noll Memorial page on Facebook celebrated the arrest.
The suspect has not yet been charged with a crime but was booked into jail Friday morning.
Here is the SPD brief on the arrest:
Homicide detectives have arrested the man suspected of gunning down Yancy Noll at a north Seattle intersection last month.
Acting on a tip, SWAT and homicide detectives served a warrant at a home in north Seattle early Friday morning—less than a mile from where Noll was shot and killed—and arrested a 30 year old suspect in the shooting.
On August 31st, Noll was driving home from work and stopped at NE 75th and 15th Avenue NE, facing northbound. A man driving southbound in a silver BMW Z-4 pulled alongside Noll’s car and opened fire, killing Noll. The suspect then fled the scene southbound at a high rate of speed, running the red light at the intersection.
Detectives believe the shooting was the result of road rage.
The suspect has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder.
Noll was killed in what detectives believe was a road rage shooting on a Friday night just before 7:30 at the intersection of 15th Ave NE and 75th Ave NE. CHS reported on the ongoing flow of sightings and tips coming into police as detectives worked to track down the suspect’s BMW Z4 captured on surveillance video at the scene of the crime.
SPD released a sketch of the suspect a week after the killing.
Friday’s raid went down about a half-mile from the intersection where the 43-year-old Noll was gunned down, about a 1-minute drive.
Noll, the wine steward at the Broadway Market QFC since 2010, was remembered by family, friends and customers this month in memorials near his Ravenna apartment and on Capitol Hill.