Seattle man charged in fatal Seattle shooting

  • The Associated Press
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 1:30am
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The Associated Press

SEATTLE — A Seattle man already jailed on charges that he shot and wounded two pedestrians on a crowded sidewalk in October has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in downtown Seattle a week earlier, King County prosecutors said.

Raymond Castillo, 28, was arrested Oct. 16 after fleeing the shooting scene where a man and a woman were shot, court and jail records show. He was charged Tuesday with two counts of assault, theft, attempted car theft and unlawful possession of a firearm, the Seattle Times reported.

Castillo pleaded not guilty to those charges on Nov. 3, according to court records.

He was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in the Oct. 3 shooting death of Dale Hiller.

He was shot five times near Third Avenue and Pike Street and died soon after, charging papers say.

Castillo, who is now being held in lieu of a combined $2.5 million bail for the two cases, is to be arraigned on the murder and gun charges on Dec. 20.

It is unclear if Kris Jensen, Castillo’s lawyer in the assault case, will also represent him in the murder case. Jensen declined to comment when reached by phone on Wednesday.

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