Burien man arrested for Tukwila motel shooting death
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
September 13, 2012 · Updated 1:00 PM
A 33-year-old Burien man has been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 1 killing at a Tukwila motel parking lot.
Tukwila Police found Orlando Soto 37, of Tukwila, shot and killed in the parking lot of a motel in the 14100 block of Tukwila International Boulevard at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 1, according to the Tukwila Police Department.
A suspect was seen fleeing from the area on foot and Tukwila detectives collected evidence that led to the identification of the Burien man as the alleged shooter.
A K-9 unit and video cameras along the street reportedly showed the man enter a nearby convenience store after the shooting.
State Department of Corrections officers recognized the man because he had a DOC warrant. DOC officers found the man Sept. 11 in Seattle and took him into custody without incident.
King County prosecutors are expected to file first-degree murder charges against the man. It appears robbery was the motivation for the killing, according to Tukwila Police.
Police arrived within two minutes of the shooting. Soto was found with several gunshot wounds and no signs of life. Officers performed CPR until Tukwila Fire Department units arrived. Soto lived a short distance from the motel.Contact Tukwila Reporter Reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.