Police arrest man accused of Des Moines parking lot killing

Police respond to the shooting scene. (KOMO News file photo)

DES MOINES, Wash. - Police arrested a 22-year-old man Tuesday in connection with an Oct. 28 slaying outside a Safeway grocery store.

The man remains jailed for investigation of second-degree murder on $1 million bail, according to the King County Prosecutor's office.

Police have issued few details on what happened, but cops were called to the Safeway at 27025 Pacific Highway South about 9:15 p.m. There, they found a man, identified by the King County Medical Examiner as 31-year-old Andrew Carter, with multiple gunshot wounds. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene, police reports say.

Carter was last known to live in Tacoma.

Surveillance footage filmed at the scene reportedly depicted the shooting and the suspect's vehicle. Police used the video to identify the suspect as the 22-year-old man.

Sgt. David Mohr claimed there is no known connection between Carter and the shooter and it remains unclear what prompted the shooting.

Cops arrested the suspect about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Southwest Seventh Street in Renton.

Des Moines police say the man initially denied involvement in Carter's death, but later admitted to shooting him with a 9mm Glock and getting rid of his vehicle and weapon.

The suspect has not been charged.

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