The man killed during a shooting early Monday at the popular downtown Bellevue sports pub Munchbar has not officially been identified, but The Seattle Times cites a law enforcement source identifying him as DeShawn Milliken, 30.
Milliken was shot and killed in what police have said was an isolated incident. Bellevue Police continue to search for Ja’mari Alexander Alan Jones, 19, who is believed to have been the shooter. Jones is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 140 pounds, considered armed and dangerous, and was last seen driving a white Nissan Maxima, with Washington license plate AHZ1672. Anyone who sees him is urged to call 9-1-1.
At least two tribute websites mourned Milliken's death, with one seeking financial support for his family. One website described Milliken, a Garfield High grad, as "a father, brother, son, uncle, grandson, friend, provider, protector and role model to many. A beacon of positivity, Deshawn touched many lives. For instance, he adopted a daughter, fed the less fortunate, and took care of numerous at-risk youths in the central district area that lacked father figures."
Jones, who served 36 weeks in juvenile detention for his part in the 2008 beating death of Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael, is accused of firing up to five shots into the crowded Munchbar in Bellevue Square at about 1 a.m. Monday during a party to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks’ 42-13 win over San Francisco. The Seattle Times and KING 5 both reported that several Seahawks players were at the bar at the time but were in a VIP room at the time of the shooting. They were escorted from the bar without incident.
Attempts to reach Munchbar for comments were unsuccessful.
Bellevue Police spokeswoman Officer Carla Iafrate confirmed Monday night that Jones was one of three teens convicted in the murder of McMichael. Jones – then 16 – Billy Chambers and Kenneth Kelly pleaded guilty to reduced manslaughter charges, after McMichael was attacked, robbed and beaten near a Seattle bus stop. He died several days after the attack. The three teens all served about 36 weeks in juvenile detention for the murder.
No witnesses to the beating came forward, resulting in the short sentences. The lack of time has always bothered McMichael's family.
"I didn't get that feeling that they were remorseful for what they had done," Kelsey McMichael, brother of Ed, told KING 5.
Since that 2008 murder, the three teens have all continued to get into trouble.
Kelly and Chambers have faced weapons charges and been in jail for assault. Now Jones is accused in the Munchbar shooting.
"We always thought the punishment they received for killing my brother was much too light," McMichael previously told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson.
If anyone has information about Jones, they are asked to call 425-452-2546, or email PDTIPLINE@Bellevuewa.gov.