On the night of October 11, 2001, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Thomas Crane Wales was killed in his home in Seattle, Washington by a gunman armed with what forensics experts determined was a Russian Makarov pistol. The shooter stood in the backyard of Wales' home and shot him several times through a basement window as he sat at his desk typing on his computer. A lone male suspect was seen fleeing the scene. Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske called it an assassination. Was this hit related to the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon?