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Surveillance video of homeless man’s alleged killer, Everett police say

Everett Police released surveillance video of the person they think killed a homeless man on Evergreen Way in July.

EVERETT, Wash. -- Everett Police released surveillance video of the person they think killed a homeless man on Evergreen Way in July.

Additional video shows three men approaching Charlie Wall around 5 a.m. on July 28, according to police. One of the men starts talking to Wall, then seconds later shoots and kills him. Police are not releasing that video because they say it’s low quality and they want to protect their investigation.

The grainy surveillance video they did release shows a tall man walking away from the camera -- police believe he pulled the trigger. They hope someone recognizes him or remembers seeing something relevant in the Everett area that morning in July.

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“I’m lost,” said Charlie’s sister-in-law Shelia Wall. “Charlie was a good guy. He touched a lot of lives, and we miss him. We really miss him.”

Charlie’s family still wants justice.

“There have been a lot of sleepless nights,” said Charlie’s sister Pauline Stout. “There are probably going to be until they catch him.”

They say the 47-year-old chose to be homeless because he didn’t want to be a burden on anyone. But they say he was loving and cared deeply for his family.

“I just miss him,” Charlie's brother Edwin Wall said. “I can’t believe someone would do this to him.”

Police don’t know why that man killed Charlie. They say the department decided to release the video after their leads dried up.

The family knows this video is a longshot, but amidst their pain they’re holding onto hope.

“Please, if anybody knows anything, please give my family comfort,” Shelia Wall said. “Let us know that he didn’t just die for nothing.”

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