Accused Seattle shooter, Byron White, pleads guilty to murder of man he robbed, killed


Photo of Byron White

CAPTURE UPDATE October 19, 2015 —
Byron White pleaded guilty on Monday to Murder in the First Degree with a deadly enhancement for the deadly shooting of David Peterson in early 2014.

King County prosecutors say they have an agreed sentence recommendation of the highest possible range of 28 ½ years in prison.

The lowest range is 22 years.

White’s sentencing is set for November 9, 2015.


Photo of murder victim, David Peterson, and his wife

Seattle police say they have arrested Byron White, the 17-year old accused in the Greenwood area murder of David Peterson.

Detectives say they received information Saturday morning that White was going to be boarding a plane at Sea-Tac International Airport. At SPD’s request, Port of Seattle police took White into custody at the airport.

Seattle police say there are no suspects still wanted in the case.

Seattle police on Friday named Byron White, 17, as the main suspect in the robbery and shooting death of David Peterson, who was killed while in his Greenwood neighborhood on Feb. 23.

Seattle Police say, when caught, White will be charged as an adult in Peterson’s killing.

The news came just hours after Seattle detectives in the case executed a search warrant at a home in the 9000 block of 4th Avenue NW.

White is suspected of being the gunman in the murder, sources said. But there were believed to have been two others there that night of the slaying.

Just before Peterson’s murder and robbery of his cellphone, the three suspects stole money from the Baranof restaurant nearby, at 8549 Greenwood Ave. N., and tried to rob another guy on Greenwood, police said.

Dispatchers got a 911 call just before 9 p.m. Sunday from Peterson as he was being robbed at North 85th Street and First Avenue Northwest.

The other two suspects are described as a black man, about 5-foot-5, and a white woman with straight, “mousey” hair — drab, pale brown coloring.

White is considered ‘armed and dangerous’. If you can tell Seattle police where he is, or have information on any of the three suspects, call an anonymous tip into:


You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

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