Murder suspect arrested

A Port Orchard man accused of killing two people in a shooting near the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila two weeks ago was arrested Thursday while working at the Port Orchard Marina, according to Sgt. Mark Duncan of the Port Orchard Police Department.

Thomas Osborne Marshall, 53, was arrested by the Tukwila Police Department and is suspected of shooting two young men in the head while all three sat in a car in the Nordstrom parking lot Sept. 12.

One victim, a 17-year-old male, died at the scene, while the second victim, a 30-year-old man, died the next day.

Tukwila Police believe Marshall was an acquaintance of the victims.

According to a Tukwila Police Department press release, a witness described hearing shots in the Southcenter parking lot shortly after 4:30 p.m., then seeing two subjects slumped over in a vehicle.

The witness described seeing a man standing next to the vehicle immediately following the gunshots, who then “calmly walked over” to a vehicle and drove away.

Duncan said his department’s role in Marshall’s arrest last week was limited, but that the POPD was contacted by Tukwila Police officers, who said they planned to arrest the suspect while he was working at the marina.

“My understanding is he was assigned to job re-training at the Port of Bremerton,” Duncan said, explaining that most of the Tukwila Police officers arrived in plain clothes so as not to alert the suspect to their presence.

After Marshall’s arrest, Duncan said POPD officers then helped transport the suspect.

Duncan said it was unnerving to think that “we had someone working in our community that (allegedly) killed two people.”

Marshall is currently being held in King County Jail under $2 million bail. Murder charges were expected to be filed early this week.

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