News Suspect in Rainier Beach Traffic Circle Death Arrested
posted by July 16 at 13:26 PMon
Seattle Police have arrested 28-year-old Brian Keith Brown for his alleged involvement in a fight last week, which led to the death of a 60-year-old South Seattle man.
Brian Keith Brown’s family contacted the Seattle branch of the NAACP, which helped coordinate his arrest, said Seattle police Director John Hayes. Officials with the NAACP and the Seattle Medium newspaper called police this morning and said Brown wanted to turn himself in; he was arrested around noon at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hayes said.
Brown, 28, is accused of knocking James Paroline, 60, to the ground with a single punch last Wednesday night after he intervened in a dispute Paroline was having with the girls, authorities said. Paroline, a retiree who was tending the flowers inside the traffic circle, died the next day. Brown, who has a criminal history that includes two convictions for third-degree assault, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in Paroline’s death..