Seattle shooting suspect arrested after being spotted driving car with his name on vanity plate

SEATTLE -- The suspect in a Rainier Avenue gas station shooting was arrested Friday after he was spotted driving around in a car with his own name on his vanity plate, police said.

Police had been searching for the 39-year-old suspect since Tuesday, when he allegedly shot another man in the face following an argument outside a gas station in the 7100 block of Rainier Avenue South.

Two officers were on patrol in South Seattle Friday afternoon when the vanity plates on one particular car caught their attention near 48th Avenue S. and S. Rose Street, police said. It was the name of the man wanted for a shooting.

Police pulled him over, took him into custody, and contacted detectives.

The victim of the shooting remains hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center.