Auburn man, 18, pleads not guilty to Seattle homicide

Javonte W. Isadore-Danning died of multiple gunshot wounds in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood on May 25.

An 18-year-old Auburn man pleaded not guilty to murder in a May 2024 Seattle case where a 29-year-old man died as a result of a shooting.

Caution M. Anderson, 18, of Auburn pleaded not guilty to three felony charges at his arraignment on June 26 in King County Superior Court, including murder in the second degree, unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, and theft of a motor vehicle.

King County prosecutors filed charges against Anderson on June 12 after his arrest on June 11 for the May 25 shooting death of Javonte W. Isadore-Danning, 29.

Isadore-Danning died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds received in a parking structure in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood on May 25, with first responders declaring him deceased at the scene.

Investigators identified Anderson as a suspect in the shooting after witnesses and involved parties stated Anderson shot Isadore-Danning following an argument.

Anderson, with his birthday on June 15, was 17 years old at the time of Isadore-Danning’s death. Prosecutors have charged Anderson as an adult.

Judge David Keenan oversaw Anderson’s June 26 arraignment, with attorney David Bray of the King County Department of Public Defense representing Anderson, and attorney Aubony Burns of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office representing the State of Washington.

The King County court maintained Anderson’s bail at $2 million at his arraignment. In his conditions of release, Judge Keenan ordered Anderson to not go to the area of the Trinity Nightclub or the Sinking Ship Garage, where Isadore-Danning was shot and killed.

Anderson remains in custody.

The King County court scheduled Anderson’s next hearing for Aug. 8. Anderson will face a jury trial scheduled for Sept. 19, 2024.