Shooting confrontation at Beaver Lake Park leaves one man dead

Police are searching for car prowl suspects in a tan or gold SUV who were involved in a confrontation at Beaver Lake Park Wednesday afternoon that led to a shooting and left one man dead.

Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff’s Office told reporters at the scene that a man was walking his dog with his girlfriend at the park around 2:30 p.m. The couple saw somebody breaking into their car. The man, who was estimated to be in his 20s, went over and confronted the suspect and a confrontation took place.

The suspect got into a tan or gold SUV and took off, attempting to run over the man, who had a gun and fired at the vehicle as it sped toward him. West said the man was run over by the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained.

West said suspects have not been identified, nor were police certain how many suspects were connected to the shooting. She added they may be connected to other area car prowls that have taken place.

“Our focus is finding out who did this and getting them in custody,” West said.

The man’s girlfriend was not injured, though West described her as “extremely upset” and requested her privacy.

West noted a number of people were at the park when the shooting occurred. Police closed the park Wednesday evening during their investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The Reporter will update this story as more information becomes available.

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