16-Year Old Girl Arrested in Connection with Motel 6 Murder in SeaTac


A 16-year old Seattle girl has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Skyway man who was found murdered in a SeaTac Motel 6 Motel Sept. 7.

Detectives said the girl was arrested in the area of 23rd and Cherry around Noon Wednesday (Sept. 19).

47-year old Herman Tucker was murdered at the Motel 6 in the 20600 block of Military Rd South in SeaTac (map below) around 3 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Witnesses said they saw the victim enter a room and then heard an argument and a gunshot. The victim stumbled out of the room and died. At least four people were seen fleeing the room at the time of the murder.

Kavahn Matthews-Smith, 19, aka Keenan Matthews-Smith (twin brother). Smith stands 6’5″ and weighs 180lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Detectives said they are also looking for Kavahn Matthews-Smith, 19, in connection with this murder. If you have information about Smith’s location you are asked to call 911.

Detectives said they expect more arrests in this case but would not go into detail as the investigation is still ongoing.


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