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Kent Police arrest man for shooting at plumber's truck

Kent Police took an 18-year-old man into custody for investigation of shots fired at a plumber's truck. Nobody was hurt in the shooting.

Officers responded to a report of a drive-by shooting at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday near a home in the 13000 block of Southeast 247th Place, according to a Kent Police media release.

The plumber reportedly had responded to a home for a prescheduled appointment. He heard some arguing inside the residence, which did not involve him, so he decided to leave and not complete the service call.

As he drove away his vehicle was shot at and struck. The man did not see who had shot at him and continued to drive away and called 911. The driver of the truck was not injured and remained nearby to provide information to the officers that were arriving.

Police cordoned off the area while they attempted to make contact with the occupants inside the residence. The officers heard more shots from inside the residence. At that time it was believed that an 18-year-old man who lived at the home was inside.

Officers used a public address system to ask the man to exit the house. He walked out with no weapons in his hands.

Detectives recovered evidence at the home and are interviewing people to find out more about the incident. Officers did not find any damage to nearby homes.


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