The murder suspect in the shooting death of a 19-year-old on the edge of the Capitol Hill protest zone last June was arrested Monday after a year-long search.
A U.S. Marshals led task force reported the apprehension of Marcel Long, now 19, earlier Monday in Des Moines, the Washington city only 20 minutes south of where prosecutors say Long gunned down Lorenzo Anderson over a beef between the teens.
Long was charged with murder in the killing in August of 2020 but remained on the lam as Seattle Police investigated the case.
According to court documents, Long was identified in the days following the murder but was believed to have left the state and the whereabouts of the Renton resident remained unknown. He is was wanted on a $2 million warrant.
It’s not clear how Long was tracked to Des Moines. The U.S. Marshals said only that the task force “developed information that Long was staying at an apartment complex” in Des Moines and identified him walking down a street there Monday. Long was arrested after a “brief foot chase,” the announcement from the federal law enforcement agency said.
Long was identified and charged, prosecutors say, thanks to video of the shooting and information provided by several eyewitnesses after police said they were unable to collect evidence at the scene of the crime due to the presence of the CHOP protesters.
KUOW reported here on the miscommunication and mistakes that delayed Seattle Police and Seattle Fire the night of the deadly shooting.
Anderson was remembered as a student at Renton High with hopes of a hip hop career.
His family has sued the city over Anderson’s death.
There have been no arrests in the June 29th, 2020 deadly shooting that killed 16-year-old Antonio Mays, Jr. and sent a second teen to the hospital in reported critical condition. “We know their investigation continues into the second fatal CHOP shooting on June 29, which killed a 16-year-old boy and injured a 14-year-old boy,” a statement from the King County Prosecutor’s office said at the time.