Man fatally shot on Kent’s East Hill

Early Tuesday morning in the 23800 block of 110th Avenue SE

A man was fatally shot in the head early Tuesday morning, March 30 in the 23800 block of 110th Avenue Southeast near the Mosaic Hills Apartments on the East Hill in Kent.

Officers arrived at about 2:10 a.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Kent Police. He had a pulse and officers started CPR, but the man died at the scene.

A K-9 unit tried tracking the suspect, but the man was not found. Witness information led officers to believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

Police did not release where at the apartment complex they found the man or his age and hometown. Police also did not release any suspect information.

Detectives are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have any information to call the tip line at 253-856-5808 or to send an email at KPDTipline@kentwa.gov, reference case number 21-3519.

This is the second fatal shooting in nine days on the East Hill, and only about 2 miles apart. Avery Wilcox Jr., 27, of Tukwila, died of a gunshot wound to the head on March 21 in a parking lot in the 10400 block of SE Kent Kangley Road. He was found inside his vehicle.

The suspect knew Wilcox, according to police. No arrest has been made.

The latest case is the fourth homicide so far this year. Kent had eight homicides in 2020.

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