Murder Charges Filed in Kent Shooting Case
Yesterday, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed four charges against a defendant: Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree.
In this case, the defendant is accused of shooting three individuals at close range, killing one person. When he was apprehended by police more than a week later, the defendant, who had a 4-year-old child and another passenger in his car, tried to escape by ramming into vehicles belonging to police and members of the public.
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has asked for bail to be denied in the case, citing convincing evidence that the defendant poses a substantial likelihood of danger. Our office has also requested that defendant have no contact with the victims in this case.