Domestic violence shooting suspect arrested after month-long search

Photo credit: Renton Police Department

Renton Police arrested fugitive Vaughn Alexander Weems after more than a month on the run, charging him for the murder of his girlfriend back in August.

Police say 38-year-old Weems shot his girlfriend in the chest at a Renton multi-housing complex on Benson Road around 2 a.m. on Aug. 21. 

A family member drove her to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. 

He fled the area and evaded police for more than a month, until an investigation led detectives to a hotel in Tukwila.

The Valley SWAT Team took Weems into custody.

Weems was booked into the King County Jail for second-degree murder.

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