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Kent Police looking for help to solve fatal shooting of 20-year-old man | Update

Man identified as Tomas Valencia by King County Medical Examiner’s Office

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot Monday evening in the 14100 block of Southeast 282nd Street in Kent.

Tomas Valencia died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a Tuesday report by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Kent Police officers were dispatched at about 8 p.m. to investigate an illegal discharge of a gun, according to police. Officers arrived and found only bullet casings in the roadway.

As officers continued to search the neighborhood, they found an unresponsive man laying in the bushes. Officers started CPR and Puget Sound Fire and medics were called to assist. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and Valencia died from gunshot wounds, according to police.

Detectives on Monday night were interviewing neighbors and walking the area looking for evidence. They are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have any information to call the police tip line at 253-856-5808 and reference case number 20-14470.




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