update deskU.S. News

Teen arrested in Seattle-area hit and run that reportedly killed Israeli officer

“Hopefully, the rest of the criminal justice system can ensure justice for the victim and help provide closure for the family,” said Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe.

The stolen 2007 gray Nissan Pathfinder that allegedly driven by a 15-year-old that killed a man in Redmond, Wash., on Dec. 6, 2023. Source: Redmond Police.
The stolen 2007 gray Nissan Pathfinder that allegedly driven by a 15-year-old that killed a man in Redmond, Wash., on Dec. 6, 2023. Source: Redmond Police.

Police in Redmond, Wash., have arrested a 15-year-old who allegedly killed a 40-year-old Israeli Air Force officer while driving a stolen vehicle recklessly at high speed.

The victim was identified by Israeli media as either Yonatan or Yehonatan Nahon, an IAF major and according to one report an IAF envoy in the United States.

Nahon’s body was flown back to Israel for the funeral, per Israeli media. The Netanya-born engineer—whom some reports identify as a 41-year-old—was also reportedly in the Seattle area on military business.

The unnamed suspect faces charges of vehicular homicide and was booked at the King County Detention Center, police announced.

Redmond Washington
The 17600 block of N.E. 24th Street in Redmond, Washington, the site of a fatal hit-and-run on Dec. 6, 2023 that killed a man who was reportedly an Israeli Air Force major. Source: Google Street View.

“The driver and passengers exited the disabled vehicle and fled on foot after the crash” on the 17600 block of N.E. 24th Street in Redmond, according to police. Redmond is about 15 miles northeast of Seattle.

The arrest occurred on Dec. 20. The victim was a husband and father of three, police added, without identifying the man.

“Redmond officers and detectives have worked diligently to identify and apprehend the suspects in this horrific and senseless incident,” stated Darrell Lowe, chief of the Redmond Police.

“Hopefully, the rest of the criminal justice system can ensure justice for the victim and help provide closure for the family,” Lowe added.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war. JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you. The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support? Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates