Police investigate death of man found in roadway as units respond to nearby shooting

Police investigate death of man found in roadway as units respond to nearby shooting

Kent Police are investigating the death of a man who was discovered lying in the middle of a road early Saturday morning at the same time that officers were responding to a shooting at a tavern nearby.

Police found the 47-year-old Bellevue man unresponsive and in the roadway, at 23900 104th Ave. SE, on East Hill, around 1:45 a.m.

Despite lifesaving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death is being investigated, but indications suggest he was struck by a vehicle, police said.

At the same time, officers were responding to reports of a shooting nearby at Sam’s Sports Bar.

According to witnesses, an altercation erupted, resulting in gunfire, with two men, both 21, sustaining non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. One man was shot in the foot, the other was hit in the arm, police said.

The two men were treated for injuries at local hospitals.

It is unknown at this time if the shooting at the bar and the deceased man are connected, police said.

Police have made no arrests as the investigation continues.

The men who were shot have provided little cooperation to detectives, police said.

Witnesses on social media said several shots rang out following the altercation. Surveillance video shows shots being fired in a parking lot near the sports bar. KK’s Market, the business next door, was sprayed by bullets, witnesses said.

Anyone with information about the shooting and hit-and-run incident is asked to contact Kent Police.

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