34-year-old charged with second degree murder

Deon Anthony Robinson, Jr. reportedly shot and killed a 32-year-old male Dec. 2 in Tukwila.

Deon Anthony Robinson, Jr., 34, was charged with second degree murder following an incident that occurred in Tukwila in the early hours of Dec. 2.

Robinson remains in custody at the Regional Justice Center in Kent. His bail is set at $1 million.

Robinson’s arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at the RJC.

In the afternoon of Dec. 4 a 24-year-old male arrived at a home in Tukwila to do lawn maintenance when he discovered a deceased male in the backyard.

The victim was later identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Liban A. Dahir, 32.

According to charging documents, it was determined he had been shot at least two times.

Laying next to Dahir’s body, documents stated, was a cell phone. The phone was searched and a video that appeared to be taken by Robinson was found on it, the documents added.

When detectives spoke with the homeowner, she told them she remembered laying in her bed in the early morning of Dec. 2 when she thought she heard someone bang on her bedroom window. She added that she checked to make sure all the doors were locked and she looked out her bedroom window but didn’t see anyone.

Detectives viewed video footage from the city of Tukwila highway system and saw Dahir running from a nearby gas station and bus stop around 2:37 a.m. Dec. 2.

The video showed Dahir being chased by Robinson, the charging documents stated.

Video footage from the gas station showed Dahir with a female subject, later identified as Robinson’s sister, and another male.

Charging documents stated the female and male were seen arguing when Dahir approached them.

Dahir reportedly gets into an argument with the female subject before everyone appears to calm down. That is when Robinson arrives on scene and reportedly begins yelling at Dahir, the documents stated.

After gunshots can be heard on the video footage, Robinson and his sister can be seen running through Foster High School’s property. The footage appears to show Robinson discard something on the north side of the school.

When detectives searched the area, the documents stated, a blue and white shirt matching what Robinson was seen wearing in the videos was found.

In the early morning of Dec. 14, detectives served a search warrant at Robinson’s sister’s home in Tukwila. Detectives spoke with his sister who told them she was with her brother during the time frame of the shooting. Documents stated no firearms were discovered in the home.

Robinson address is listed as an apartment in Seattle.

Around 9:15 a.m. Dec. 17, Tukwila detectives were on patrol in the 14600 block of Tukwila International Boulevard when they observed a male matching Robinson’s description. Charging documents stated the subject was walking with a limp and wearing a black wig.

Detectives determined the subject was Robinson. They attempted to stop him but he reportedly took off running. The documents stated officers caught up with him in the 4100 block of South 144th Street and he was arrested without incident.

At the Tukwila Police Department, Robinson reportedly told detectives he remembered arriving at the gas station where he was looking for his cell phone that he had lost earlier that evening, documents stated.

He said he saw his sister and two males at a bus stop and he believed one of the males, Dahir, had his phone.

Charging documents stated, Robinson told detectives he chased Dahir to the area where his body was later discovered.

He denied locating Dahir, having a firearm or shooting a firearm and hearing a firearm being discharged, the documents stated.

Robinson reportedly admitted to detectives that he ran through Foster High School where he discarded his shirt and then walked back to his sister’s house with her.

After Robinson’s arrest, detectives searched his Seattle apartment where they located a handle of a pistol in a kitchen drawer and a jacket that matched what Robinson was wearing the video found on his cell phone, charging documents stated.

Robinson’s criminal history includes being convicted in 2007 for third degree assault after stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the leg.

Charging documents stated he also has prior convictions for VUCSA in 2005, attempted VUCSA in 2005, assault — twice in 2004, possession of a dangerous weapon in 2003 and juvenile adjudications for unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree in 2002, second degree burglary in 2001, third degree assault in 1999 and second degree robbery in 1998.


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