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UPDATE: Edmonds police thanks community for support

Homicide suspect remains hospitalized


Last updated 4/23/2023 at 7:02pm

UPDATED April 21

"We would like to thank the Puget Sound community, local media, and Seattle Police for sharing our information and taking action yesterday as we searched for a dangerous homicide suspect," said Edmonds PD Cmdr. Josh McClure.

"Community members provided critical information to law enforcement that led to recovery of evidence and the suspect’s arrest.

"The suspect remains hospitalized and under guard at Harborview Medical Center. Detectives continue to piece this incident together and a more comprehensive update will be available next week.

UPDATED April 20

A man suspected of first-degree murder in Edmonds was arrested Thursday, April 20, in the Seattle area.

Edmonds Police Department, with assistance from Seattle Police and alert community members, were able to locate and arrest 43-year-old Ian S. Bramel-Allen for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

Bramel-Allen was wanted for stabbing a 37-year-old man to death in a parking lot at the WinCo shopping center on Highway 99 April 19 and stealing his vehicle before fleeing the scene.

The victim's vehicle was found abandoned in Seattle early Thursday morning and impounded for evidence. Bramel-Allen was spotted a few hours later in the area. He initially fled from Seattle police officers, but was taken into custody after a short foot chase.

He was taken to an area hospital for self-inflicted wounds and turned over to the custody of Edmonds Police.

The original incident occurred shortly before 8:45 p.m. when the victim walked from a nearby store to his vehicle. Responding officers provided medical treatment to the victim until fire/EMS arrived, but the man died from his wound before being taken from the scene.

Multiple witnesses provided officers with crucial information about what had occurred.

Investigators have determined this was likely not a random attack, and are still investigating how the victim and suspect knew each other and why they were together at this location.

Anyone with information about the incident or Bramel-Allen's whereabouts before or after the incident can contact the Edmonds Police Department via email at [email protected] or by calling EPD.


Edmonds Police Department reports that it holds probable cause for first-degree murder for Ian S. Bramel-Allen. He is a 43-year-old white male last seen wearing a grey beanie, gray sweatshirt, blue jeans, and brown boots. Last believed to be in the area of Volunteer Park in Seattle.

The stolen vehicle has been located. EPD case 23-7966. If you have other info, email [email protected] or call Edmonds PD. Do not approach! Call 911 if seen.


According to the Edmonds PD, a man died after being stabbed during a carjacking in the Winco parking lot in the 21900 block of Highway 99. The incident occurred just before 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.

Police say the suspect is a 20- to 30-year-old white male wearing a grey beanie, grey sweatshirt, blue jeans, and brown boots.

The victim's stolen vehicle is a white Kia Sorento, WA-BTZ2137 last seen westbound.

Anyone with information should call 911. Do not approach the suspect.


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