Northwest

Seattle suspect in March double homicide arrested

SEATTLE - Authorities say a man wanted in connection with a double murder in Seattle's Pioneer Square has been arrested.

The Seattle Times reports 22-year-old Darion Lipsey was arrested Monday south of Seattle in Federal Way. He was wanted on a $5 million warrant for the alleged fatal shootings of Isaiah Whitmore and Hersey Purvis. Charging papers say Lipsey had been out looking for Whitmore on March 30 after Whitmore threatened him earlier with a gun.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Beatrice Pharr says an anonymous tip led deputies to the general vicinity where Lipsey was believed to be.

After setting up surveillance, an officer with the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force recognized Lipsey inside a vehicle although he was wearing a wig and glasses at the time.

Pharr says Lipsey was arrested without incident.


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