UPDATE: Suspect identified in fatal shooting at Bellevue Square's Munchbar
December 27, 2012 · Updated 10:16 AM
A 30-year-old Seattle man is dead and another was injured after an early morning shooting at Bellevue's Munchbar on Monday. Bellevue Police have identified 19 year-old, Ja’mari Alexander Alan Jones as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. The shooter remains at-large, and is believed to be armed and dangerous.
More than 600 people reportedly packed the Bellevue Square bar and reports indicate a number of players from the Seattle Seahawks were also present when the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. The injured victim, also male, was taken to Overlake Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot wound.
Jones is described as driving a white Nissan Maxima with Washington license plate AHZ1672. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 140 pounds. Police are advising the public not to contact him, but to call 9-1-1.
Jones was also convicted at the age of 16, in the murder of Ed McMichael, better known as "Tuba Man," a local street musician who was beaten to death in downtown Seattle. He was sentenced to 72 weeks in juvenile detention, and a consecutive 36 weeks for an unrelated robbery.
The victim has been identified by friends and a number of fundraising sites that have cropped up since the shooting, as DeShawn Milliken, 30, a graduate of Garfield High School. One site on YouCaring.com, a platform for free online fundraising, vowed to raise $10,000 for funeral and memorial expenses. A beloved resident of Central District, he was described by friends as a compassionate leader.
Bellevue police are asking anyone with information to contact the tip line at 425-452-2564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.