Capitol Hill man arrested in axe killing has details on the suspect police believe killed a man with an axe at 15th and Union  on Monday:

Seattle Police say 26-year-old Capitol Hill resident Michael LaRosa killed a man with an axe Monday morning at the corner of East Union and 15th Ave.

The 58-year-old victim’s name has not been released but a few in the CHS comments say they knew the 14th Ave resident as a “sweet peaceful old guy” with a dog he loved.

LaRosa has not yet been charged with the crime. He was booked into King County Jail Monday afternoon for investigation of homicide.

Just after 10:30 AM Monday, as a peculiarly heavy November snow fell on Seattle, several witnesses tell police they saw LaRosa strike a man in the head with an axe. The man died where he fell.

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  1. This is so sad, and sounds like it’s straight out of a horror movie. I was walking downtown to work at 12:30 pm when I encountered the tape, ambulance and cop cars. I asked a bystander what was going on, assuming it was an accident from the slick streets. “Homicide,” he said. I could barely believe it.

    I was reading the Seattle Crime website last night, comments from a lot of pretty mature SAAS students and some pretty immature adults. My thoughts are with the family of the victim, the kids who witnessed it, and all of our neighbors.

    I’m also wondering if this is going to help or hurt the future of the proposed facility that’s gotten so much CDN press lately?