Man is sought in fatal shooting

SKYWAY — Detectives at the King County Sheriff's Office are seeking a 30-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting Friday afternoon.

David Grant Peterson was seen leaving a house in the 12000 block of 76th Avenue South in Skyway shortly after shots were fired inside the house about 1 p.m., Sgt. John Urquhart said. Police found a man with gunshot wounds at the house, and the victim died about an hour later at Harborview Medical Center.

King County medical examiners yesterday identified the slain man as Haris F. Prater, 35. Detectives said Prater was visiting Peterson's estranged wife at the Skyway house.

Peterson, who reportedly rode away in a late-model, blue-gray Ford driven by another man, is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, Urquhart said. The Sheriff's Office described Peterson as 5 feet 7, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has a tattoo of a teardrop next to his right eye.

Bothell woman apparentlywas run over by a train

SEATTLE — The body of a 23-year-old Bothell woman was found Friday, apparently run over by a train a quarter-mile north of Golden Gardens park.

Seattle police were called to the scene at 9:50 p.m. after a passer-by discovered the body, said police spokesman Duane Fish. The traffic-collision team is investigating. The woman's name wasn't released.

The discovery of the body marks the second fatal railroad incident in the area in the past six months. On May 5, a 14-year-old girl died after she was struck by a train while playing on the tracks at North Beach, near Golden Gardens.

Search under way for manmissing from Renton facility

A search is under way for a 67-year-old man missing from his care facility in the Renton area.

Larry Griffith left the facility at 4430 Talbot Road S. about 6:30 p.m. Friday and didn't return, said the King County Sheriff's Office. Deputies think he was seen in the Fred Meyer parking lot about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

Griffith takes daily medication to control compulsive behavior, and authorities fear he is in danger when unattended. He was wearing a black rain jacket with a yellow liner. He is 6 feet tall, about 250 pounds and balding with a surgery scar on top of his head.

Ellensburg truck driverpleads guilty in 2 attacks

KENT — An Ellensburg truck driver has pleaded guilty in attacks on two women, including one he tricked into pulling off Interstate 90 by flashing his lights and indicating something might be wrong with her vehicle.

Roger William Oliver, 38, a married father of three, faces up to 17 months in prison for second-degree assault, attempted kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment. He will be sentenced Nov. 16 at the Regional Justice Center here.

The first two charges stem from an attempt to abduct a 52-year-old motorist near Snoqualmie Pass on July 2. She broke free after she was punched and had her head slammed into the side of the truck, and got into the car of a motorist who stopped.

Her assailant fled, leading State Patrol troopers on an 85-mph chase before agreeing to pull over in Ellensburg.

The third charge concerns an assault on a woman March 31 in Ellensburg.

Man stabbed in abdomenafter hiring prostitute

A 44-year-old Seattle man was stabbed in the abdomen yesterday after hiring a prostitute and not being able to pay for her services.

The man picked up the woman early yesterday and took her to his apartment on 14th Avenue South, said Seattle police spokesman Duane Fish. Police were called at 5:28 a.m. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was listed in satisfactory condition late yesterday.

The prostitute, who fled the scene, is described as between 30 and 40 years old, 5 feet 5, 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Promise Keepers gatheringdraws 9,000 men to Tacoma

TACOMA — About 9,000 men gathered at the Tacoma Dome for the opening day of Promise Keepers, a two-day Christian convention for men.

The Friday-night crowd was much smaller than the 15,500 men who flocked to the Promise Keepers' first conference at the Tacoma Dome in 1999 when admission was free.

The downturn in attendance follows a national trend for Promise Keepers since the movement's peak in 1996. The conference featured the theme of "Turn the Tide: Living Out an Extreme Faith," and Friday night was a celebration of faith and patriotism.

Tacoma police arrest man suspected of making bombs

TACOMA — Police arrested a man suspected of making bombs in the 700 block of South Yakima Avenue on Friday.

After entering the man's apartment, police found several firearms, ammunition and bomb-making materials, the Tacoma Police Department reported.

Seattle school official quits to accept post at UW

The coordinator of the Seattle School District's highly-capable program assessment announced his resignation Friday, saying that he will take a new position at the University of Washington.

Bob Vaughan accepted a job at the University of Washington Academy for Young Scholars, where he will help coordinate and develop a new branch of services for the academy's students.

Vaughn will leave Oct. 30. The new director of the highly-capable services is Edie Holcomb.

Information is from Seattle Times staff and news services.