Saturday, February 23, 2008

SHANNON HARPS: FIRST SUSPECT IN KILLING, SLAIN


Photo of Shannon Harps courtesy Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club

William Francis Ball, first suspect in Shannon Harps murder

Convicted felon stabbed to death
Unclear how man got to Greenwood

By
CASEY MCNERTHNEY AND SCOTT GUTIERREZ/ P-I REPORTERS

A man stabbed to death early Thursday has been identified as 29-year-old William F. Ball -- a convicted felon who was briefly a person of interest and later cleared in the New Year's Eve slaying of Capitol Hill resident Shannon Harps.

Ball's body was found face down just before midnight Thursday on a driveway in the 10300 block of Greenwood Avenue North. He had been stabbed once in the left side of the chest, Seattle police said.

A man who lived nearby called 911 after hearing what sounded like a body hitting the ground. He looked out to see Ball near a pool of blood, police said.

Ball struck the concrete with such force that some of his teeth were dislodged and remained in the driveway hours after he died at Harborview Medical Center.

Detectives were investigating Thursday, and police said they did not have a suspect or motive and had not found the weapon.

It was still unclear Thursday how Ball got to the homicide scene. Police were trying to determine whether he was thrown from a moving vehicle onto the concrete. A driver had reported seeing him on the ground shortly before midnight.

Police, who were called by firefighters at 12:01 a.m. Thursday to where Ball's body was found, said CPR was performed, but he could not be revived.

UNUSUAL, BIZARRE CIRCUMSTANCES...
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/352154_stabbing22.html

2 comments:

FairestWitness said...

A fate much-deserved by this violent vermin. May he burn in Hell for all of Eternity.

CHOMP said...

This is not the man who killed Shannon Harps in Seattle, but this was a man who was violent against women. He seemed to be filled with rage, and he certainly could have been the killer.

Somewhere he had a family -a mom and dad and maybe siblings. I will always wonder how the sweet child that once was, grew to be so worthless.