State patrol arrests road rage shooting suspect from Auburn

The Washington State Patrol arrested a 20-year-old Auburn man on April 20 for his involvement in a road rage shooting northbound Interstate 5 near 216th Street in SeaTac.

According to a news release from the Washington State Patrol, at around 4:30 p.m. March 15, the driver of a black vehicle suffered a gunshot wound to the face after driving next to a white vehicle. Prior to the incident, the white vehicle demonstrated erratic driving behavior and cut in front of other vehicles, according to the state patrol.

The black vehicle arrived at a stop in the right lane after colliding with the barrier, with the white vehicle continuing northbound and fleeing the scene.

Washington State Patrol troopers arrived on the scene and provided medical intervention to the injured driver. First responders transported the injured driver to Harborview Medical Center.

According to the state patrol, a Crime Stoppers tip directed Washington State Patrol investigation of the incident toward 20-year-old Francisco Castro-Guzman of Auburn, with probable cause developed to submit charges to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

The King County Sheriff’s Department advised Washington State Patrol detectives that Castro-Guzman served as the victim of a separate shooting and was hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center.

Washington State Patrol troopers booked Castro-Guzman into jail after his release from the hospital on a charge of assault in the first degree.