Suspect in Fatal Bellevue Bar Shooting was Convicted in 'Tuba Man' Killing

Police are looking for Ja’mari Alexander Alan Jones, 19, one of three teens convicted in the 2008 beating death of a Seattle figure known as "Tuba Man."

Bellevue Police are looking for a 19-year-old man suspected in a fatal shooting early Monday at a downtown club.

They issued a warrant for the arrest of Ja’mari Alexander Alan Jones. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, and the public is asked to call 9-1-1 if they see him.

Bellevue Police spokeswoman Officer Carla Iafrate confirmed Monday night that Jones was one of three teens convicted for the 2008 beating death of a beloved Seattle figure known as "Tuba Man."

Jones is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 140 pounds. Police are also looking for a white Nissan Maxima, with Washington license plate AHZ1672.

Jones is suspected of fatally shooting a 30-year-old Seattle man just after 1 a.m. Monday at the crowded Munchbar in Bellevue Square, where a Seattle Seahawks after-party was going on. About 600 people were at the bar. A second person was shot and wounded.

If anyone has information about Jones, they are asked to call 425-452-2546, or email PDTIPLINE@Bellevuewa.gov 

Jan Stout December 25, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Please remove Mullen's remarks as offensive!
Scott Rush December 25, 2012 at 03:55 AM
This is offensive and has no place in any discussion.
GMJ December 25, 2012 at 03:56 AM
They may be offensive to you, Jan, be does he not have the right as an American to voice his opinion in a public forum without fear of censorship or punishment? Whatever happened to the old American axiom of, "I disagree with what you say but I will defend unto death your right to say it"? Merry Christmas to you all, BTW!
Gary Mullen December 25, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Offended by facts... Interesting. Pull the stats on violent Crime, AIDS and race yourself. I'd link you, but .gov sites might be too "offensive" for you.
zz December 25, 2012 at 04:27 AM
gmj = gary mullen = coward + neanderthal
Gary Mullen December 25, 2012 at 04:40 AM
I'm not GMJ and I am no coward or Neanderthal. Like I said, the facts are there for all to see, displayed by the Government and called out by me. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery... Oh, never mind. Merry Christmas.
GMJ December 25, 2012 at 05:04 AM
For you, ZZ, I would make an exception.
SickOfTheMIOldFarts December 25, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Gary Mullen--you're as scary as the guy who did this. I don't hear any facts from a racist idiot.
Gary Mullen December 25, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Fine, don't hear it from me. There's plenty of facts and references to be found here, cited by links to Government web sites containing actual numbers and stats: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_States Here's the one on AIDS, straight from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/ Who's really scary? The ignorant one who buries their head in the sand and who covers his ears screaming "LA LA LA RACIST LA LA LA" or the one calling a spade a spade? Don't shoot the messenger, and messengers, stay out of Munchbar!!
JuneGloom December 25, 2012 at 04:42 PM
The crazies, (see above) always feel safer on the internet, which is why so many end up in the comments section. No one else will listen to them in real life, so they beat their silly, dead horses in comments sections.
BJ December 25, 2012 at 04:46 PM
The killer @ Sandy Hook was not related to the black race & yet took many innocent lives. Guns mixed with many factors (versus isolating race as the major contributing factor) produced deadly results.
Joanna P December 25, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I think Gary has some valid points, although they may not have been presented in quite a polished way. There is a great need for THUG CONTROL. Beating someone to death is a big deal...something is not wired correctly in your brain if you can actually do that to another living thing. Why is he even walking around among us? Able to walk into a bar and shoot someone? There needs to be better ways of keeping tabs on criminals within our society. I don't know what, but I hope something can be done...And yes, a majority of this type of criminal activity is within the black community, but there is a good share among other races as well. We all share in that load.
Mark Hanna December 25, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I see this poor misguided juvenile delinquent killer didn't receive effective treatment or punishment of any kind after his first murder. Now it seems he may have killed again. Our system of justice is broken, outdated and woefully impotent.
Thomas Imrich December 25, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Taking of life is a tragedy. Where is our ethical and moral path as a society heading? Why are we not looking to the fundamentals causes of events like this? Why are marriages failing, and in turn, parenting failing? Where was the supervision of these young children in their formative years? By the time of "Tuba Man", it is typically much too late. Society needs better mechanisms to protect itself, as well as to protect these sadly deformed individuals from themselves, and from others. If and where possible, medical or social intervention of some type is needed. Anything can be used as a weapon. Firearms are likely not the main societal issues at this point. But following this comment chain, the scariest concern of all in our modern society should likely be anonymous actions and postings. They are typically made by individuals who do not have well formulated or valid arguments, and who do not even have the courage to stand up for their convictions and be counted. Use of the cowardly anonymity veil alone is taking its toll on our society. With attribution, comes responsibility, and hopefully in turn, real versus irrational or illogical solutions.
WendyB December 25, 2012 at 09:30 PM
What is this guy doing out of prison??? RIP Tuba Man!!
Heidi Dean December 26, 2012 at 01:04 PM
He never went to prison. He did 72 weeks (1 1/4 years) in JUVENILE DETENTION for beating a man to death when he was 16 (and old enough to be cognizant of right vs wrong, consequences of his actions, etc). It seems his little stint in Juvie (serving a 36 week consecutive term for robbery) did little for him except teach him his actions really have no consequences in WA State. I do not believe this individual is capable of rehabilitation and he should never set foot outside of PRISON again once he is apprehended. My condolences to the family of the man who died. What a terrible thing to have happen during the holidays.
Twistedlimbs December 26, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Will his juvenile record be used in court when they catch him? Anyone know?
Jason F. December 28, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Disappointed in the amount of crime is sparring up in Bellevue....I wonder if there is a correlation to the fact that there was a "Seahawks" after party....I feel like a lot of thugs are in major league sports....particularly football...and for all you "racist" card pulling folks, why are you so upset? Mullen's posting facts...cold hard facts...do I like it? Of course not! But that doesn't mean I'm stupid, if I don't like the fact that blacks are causing more crime, I change it the only way I can, friending and making sure I am a good influence to troubled black teens....but you can never ignore the facts...that is like condemning young people to a life of crime.
Randolph P. Fleming January 03, 2013 at 07:18 PM
"Gawd !" are you ever the white 'whine' and brie cheese eating uber-liberal!!
Randolph P. Fleming January 03, 2013 at 07:19 PM
The truth really sucks , don't it ?
Randolph P. Fleming January 03, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Liberals are attracted to this as a form of ' rough trade '.. Makes 'em " wet down there."...and that's the men!!


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