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Monday, July 14, 2008

Suspect Identified in Rainier Beach Attack

posted by on July 14 at 17:57 PM

Seattle Police have identified Brian Keith Brown, 28, as the suspect in the murder of James Paroline, who was killed while gardening near his South Seattle home last week.

Neighbors and police said that Paroline was gardening in the traffic circle at 61st Avenue South and South Cooper Street around 8 p.m. and had set up traffic cones to keep cars from driving over a garden hose. Three teenage girls in a car stopped and told him to remove the traffic cones, but Paroline refused, neighbors said.

A video of the attack, shot by a neighbor, showed Paroline attempting to ignore the girls until they threw water on him from water jug, according to charging papers. Police said the teenagers then removed the cones and Paroline sprayed them with water from the hose.

Several minutes later Brown pulled up in a car and punched Paroline.

Brown has previously been convicted of assault, drug possession, theft and obstruction of an officer. Prosecutors have issued a $500,000 warrant for his arrest.

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I'm gonna take a wild guess here and say that the cops looked up the cellphone records of the teenage girls in the altercation and found one of them placed a call or texted the suspect shortly before he showed up on the scene and punched the dude in the head, leading to the unsupported fall onto concrete from a standing position that resulted in his fatal injuries.

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 14, 2008 7:12 PM
Posted by concernedseattle | July 14, 2008 7:27 PM

We've been discussing this over on the forums. Here:

Seattle times has a mug-shot of the perp.

Posted by Rain Monkey | July 14, 2008 7:41 PM

Well, dude, I guess you'll be going to jail for a good long time now.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 14, 2008 7:49 PM

Skanks and thugs and grumpy old men - never a good combination.

Posted by Skanks and Thugs | July 14, 2008 8:42 PM

"Murder"? I doubt it.

Posted by DOUG. | July 15, 2008 7:33 AM

"Hi my name is Ebonie. I am a coo ass person very laid back and love to hang out and do fun stuff and be around alot people I hate fake ass people can't even do it. I am so past that part of my life i am on my grown women. I just like to have fun i get along with mostly everyone i meet and as long as you dont piss me off it will be all good so if you can obey my wishes then holla at me when can kick it sometimes."

Charming young lady, too bad she has a vicious hatred for traffic cones.

Posted by DENVEROPOLIS | July 15, 2008 8:39 AM
Prosecutors have issued a $500,000 warrant for his arrest.

Wait, what?  Since when do arrest warrants have dollar figures attached?

Is this trying to say that prosecutors are offering a bount--I mean, reward?  Does it mean they will ask a judge to set bail at $500,000 after an arrest?  Is there some kind of arrest bonus clause in the new SPOG contract?

Posted by lostboy | July 15, 2008 9:32 AM

well thank God Slog didn't give us a good description, or post a mug shot or anything... why would we want to help the cops do their job to protect us?

Posted by PC | July 15, 2008 9:47 AM

This is finally newsworthy enough for the Slog?

Posted by Sarah | July 15, 2008 11:37 AM

Another successful product of our public school system, I see. "Ebonie" better hope to find a man with some real money - not just a rich-on-payday thug - to be her baby's daddy.

And she'd do very well to get a ring on her finger. When that man gets tired of her - and who wouldn't? - she's gonna need someone to pay her alimony. She certainly won't get by on her brains, and the Seattle Housing Authority only has so many units available.

Posted by Skankety skank skank skank | July 15, 2008 1:10 PM

too bad mr paroline wasn't packing concealed, he could have legally killed that black piece of shit.

Posted by lilray | July 15, 2008 8:04 PM

here's their side of the story:

and i hope ebonee puts her myspace on private sometime soon. sure it's interesting to look at, but it's definitely not fun having tons of people reading your myspace for ridicule.

Posted by QuirkySquirt | July 16, 2008 8:17 PM

and another:

the media usually likes to twist things around to make stories sound juicier. at least these last two provide different view points and more details as to what happened. very unfortunate what happened to Paroline. =[

Posted by Quirky Squirt | July 16, 2008 8:32 PM

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