A 28-year-old SeaTac man was charged Monday with second-degree murder, accused of shooting a man who had broken a car window in order to help a friend retrieve belongings left inside, according to King County prosecutors.
Wilson Flint was arrested Nov. 24 on investigation of first-degree assault after a nearly five-hour standoff with a King County sheriff’s SWAT team, say the charges. Initially held on $250,000 bail, Flint’s bail was increased to $2 million after 29-year-old Adam Bierig died Nov. 26 at Harborview Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the buttock, according to court records and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
SeaTac is one of 10 local cities that contract with the Sheriff’s Office for police services.
Police, citing information from doctors, have previously said that the bullet that struck Bierig in the hip traveled into his chest.
Flint, who has prior burglary, identity theft and attempt to elude police convictions, was also charged with first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the most recent charges. He also has three pending criminal charges arising from a January burglary, a May allegation of trafficking in stolen property and a July theft case, say the charging papers.
Court records do not yet indicate which attorney is representing Flint. He is to be arraigned at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent on Dec. 10.
According to the charges:
Just before 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 24, neighbors called 911 to report a shooting at a house in the 14700 block of 25th Court South in SeaTac. A neighbor reported hearing a gunshot, then saw an injured man being loaded into an SUV that drove away from the residence.
Soon after, Bierig’s girlfriend called 911, said her boyfriend had been shot and requested medical assistance, the charges say. Officers and medics met the couple in a Tukwila parking lot, near South 144th Street and International Boulevard South, and transported Bierig to Harborview.
The girlfriend later told police she and Bierig were trying to meet up with a man described in the charges as an “associate,” and he directed them to the SeaTac house. When the couple arrived, their associate was waiting along with two other men inside a sedan.
The associate told the couple he was trying to retrieve possessions he’d left inside a Hyundai parked in the driveway and was calling someone inside the house and had knocked on the door. When he didn’t get a response, the man yelled that he was going to break one of the vehicle’s windows, according to the charges.
The charges say Bierig got a screwdriver out of his car and used it to break the Hyundai’s driver’s side window, according to the charges. The front door of the house opened and a man armed with a rifle fired a single shot as Bierig and his associate attempted to run away. The gunshot struck Bierig