Onetime prodigy arrested in the death of Seattle wine steward
Saturday, September 22, 2012
From the start, Seattle police theorized Yancy Noll's death behind the wheel of his car late last month stemmed from a road-rage incident.
Noll, 43, a wine steward at a Seattle QFC store, was well-liked and had no known enemies, according to his friends and family.
He was sitting in his car at 7:26 p.m. Aug. 31 when a silver BMW Z4 convertible pulled up next to him and the driver fired several shots, according to police. Noll died later at Harborview Medical Center.
On Friday, police arrested a 29-year-old Seattle man in connection with the fatal shooting. Police were told the suspect owned firearms, drove a Z4, lived less than a mile from the shooting scene and had "anger-management problems," the source said. A source identified the suspect as Dinh Bowman. His name was confirmed by King County Jail booking records.
SWAT and homicide detectives served a warrant early Friday and seized a silver BMW Z4, the source said.
Bowman was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide.
Bowman was featured in a May 1996 Seattle Times story when, at age 13, he was nationally ranked in fencing and taking computer-science courses at Seattle Pacific University, maintaining a B average.