SFPD is reportedly circulating an “all-points bulletin” warning that the brother of a man who died in a gunfight with officers last weekend might be headed to San Francisco.
As previously reported, July 16th brought a fatal confrontation between 19-year-old Kenneth Harding Jr. and SFPD. Officers attempted to detain him at the Third St. and Palou Ave. light-rail stop for fare evasion. Harding instead ran from officers and opened fire. Harding died in the incident, as a result of what the SF Medical Examiner’s office said might have been a bullet he fired himself.
Harding, a Seattle resident, was also considered a person of interest over the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tanaya Gilbert in South Seattle. He had been released from a Washington state prison just three months before, after serving 22 months for “attempting to promote prostitution” charges involving a 14-year-old girl in King County.
Now, it appears Harding’s brother is also wanted in connection with a homicide. SFPD has reportedly told Seattle’s KOMO News that they have issued an “all-points bulletin” warning officers that Harding’s brother, whom they have not named, may also be headed to SF.
KOMO surmises that Harding’s brother is wanted for questioning over the Seattle beating death of a man early Saturday. Seattle police spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson said the injuries were inflicted by a “known suspect,” but would not confirm any additional details of the issued bulletin to KOMO or to the Ex.