Lynnwood man fatally shot in Kent dispute on East Hill identified

Carlos Garcia, 32, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to medical examiner

A 32-year-old Lynnwood man fatally shot on the East Hill in Kent has been identified as Carlos Garcia.

Garcia died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officers responded at about 12:24 a.m. June 15 near the 12900 block of Southeast 275th Street to reports of a shooting and found Garcia on the ground and unresponsive with a significant wound on his chest, according to Kent Police. Officers began life-saving efforts, which were continued by medics, but Garcia died at the scene.

Police do not believe that it was a random incident. As of early June 17, police had not made an arrest.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses, collect evidence and investigate the circumstances that led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident can reach the Kent Police tip line at 253-856-5808 or call 911 to speak to an officer.

Fourth homicide this year

This is the fourth homicide in 2022 in Kent.

A 44-year-old Kent man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle Jan. 27 in the area of Green River Road and South 277th Street. A 25-year-old man was fatally shot April 7 in the area of the Hillcrest Cemetery, 1005 Reiten Road. A 60-year-old man was beaten to death May 12 at a transitional house.

Kent had 14 homicides in 2021, eight in 2020, four in 2019 and seven in 2018.

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