Burien shooting suspect sought | King County Sheriff

Burien Police Officers and King County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in Burien on Thursday.

Detectives said a warrant for Assault 1 has been issued for 26 year old Linley A. Valdez.  Valdez is suspected of shooting an 18 year old man in the stomach.

On Thursday around 5:15 pm police responded to the 15600 block of 4 Ave S to the report of a gunshot victim.  When police arrived they found the victim with a gunshot wound near the stomach.   The victim was transported to Harborview and was treated and released later in the evening.

The victim told investigators that prior to the shooting he had arranged to meet with Valdez.  The pair had made some type of deal involving electronics.  During the meeting Valdez pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

Valdez is described as a Hispanic/Asian male, approximately 5’10”,  165 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.   He has distinctive tattoos on the left side of his neck and a cross tattooed on his right upper arm.   He is known to be skilled in martial arts.

He is currently homeless and considered Armed and Dangerous.

If you have information about Valdez please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 or 911(24 hours a day)


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