Marcel Long, 19, was taken into custody by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force after a brief foot chase in Des Moines, which is just a few miles south of Seattle, the U.S. Marshals announced.
Long is accused of murdering Lorenzo “Lil Renz” Anderson, 19, on June 20 of last year in Seattle’s CHOP zone, an area east of Seattle’s downtown that was occupied by protesters for weeks in 2020.
Officers were called to the scene of the shooting around 2:20 a.m., but were met by a raucous crowd and left after someone said Anderson had already been transported to a local hospital. Anderson died about 30 minutes after the initial 911 calls.
The two had problems since 2019, when Anderson lost to Long in a fight that was posted online, according to charging documents.
The night of the shooting, surveillance footage shows Long and Anderson in a heated discussion, followed by a fight and then Long pulling out a gun and shooting at Anderson twice, the charges state.