1 of 3 victims hit in random Renton shooting spree dies from injuries
RENTON, Washington. – One of the three men injured in what appeared to be a random shooting spree in southern King County earlier this month has died, Harborview Medical Center confirmed to FOX 13.
According to police, on January 12, Mamadou Diallo, 32, shot and killed three people in three different locations in Renton and SeaTac. The motive for the shooting is unclear, although Diallo made statements to detectives that he “doesn’t like black people,” according to court documents.
Diallo himself is black and all of the victims were black men.
The victim, who died from his injuries, was the first person Diallo allegedly shot dead, according to court documents.
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on January 12, Renton police responded to reports of a shooting near a shopping center on Rainier Ave. p. 64. When they arrived, they found an unoccupied vehicle full of bullets. The 57-year-old victim was found at a nearby store with multiple shots to his torso and leg.
The family has identified the victim as Mahamadou Kabba. He leaves behind five children, according to a GoFundMe set up by the family to help cover funeral expenses.
Diallo was arrested later that day and charged with two counts of attempted murder and first-degree assault. He appeared in court on February 1 and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
One of the charges of attempted murder was changed to first-degree murder because one of the victims died.
Harborview Medical Center said a second victim remains hospitalized. The third victim was not critically injured.
Diallo remains in the King County Jail on $3 million bail.
SHOOTING SCHEDULE, January 12:
1:22 p.m: According to the Renton Police Department (RPD), police received a 911 call regarding an assault that took place at a safeway on the 200 block of S. 3rd St. The 76-year-old victim told police he was standing in line to buy lottery tickets when Diallo pushed him to the ground from behind. Diallo then exited the store and was seen driving a gold Dodge Journey. The victim was unharmed.
1:22 p.m.: The RPD says they have been informed that a suspect has fired multiple shots at a car near a mall on Rainier Ave. p. 64 had submitted. When police arrived, they found the victim’s unoccupied vehicle with at least seven bullets on the side of the road strikes. The victim was found at a nearby store with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg and torso. According to authorities, the 57-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
According to court documents, Diallo’s gold Dodge Journey was caught on surveillance video as he fled the scene.
1:42 p.m: Officers were then dispatched to another shootout at Block 200 of SW Grady Way. When they arrived at the scene, they found a 42-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his leg, hip and wrist in the service area of a Kia dealership. Paramedics arrived and took the victim, an employee of the dealership, to Harborview Medical Center.
The victim has since been released.
2:09 p.m.: Representatives from the King County Sheriff’s Office became involved in a shooting at SeaTac at the intersection of 160th St. and 34th Ave. S. sent. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, the victim was found lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was then taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
According to court documents, several police witnesses said the suspect pulled over in the middle of the street at the intersection. Diallo then allegedly had a brief interaction with the victim, shot him point-blank “four or five times” and drove away.
According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, Diallo was arrested Thursday in Tacoma after the sergeant assigned to the SeaTac Police Department spotted the suspect’s unlicensed gold Dodge Journey going from S 199th St. onto southbound I-5 drove. The vehicle is registered him. The sergeant followed the trip to Tacoma, where he arrested Diallo during a traffic stop. MPs say there was a “Walther” pistol box in the passenger seat and at least one fired shell inside the vehicle.