Police vehicle

Tukwila man fatally shot in Kent; police seek suspect

Found inside car Sunday night near 104th Avenue SE and Kent Kangley Road

Kent Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly fatally shot a 27-year-old Tukwila man at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, March 21 in a parking lot in the 10400 block of SE Kent Kangley Road.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting and found the man inside his locked vehicle, according to police. Officers breached the window and removed the man to assess his injuries. The man had a gunshot wound to his head. Officers and paramedics tried life-saving measures but the man died at the scene.

Multiple witnesses were present near the shooting and provided information to officers. Officers located a person of interest, associated with the shooter, shortly after the shooting and detained that person for questioning.

The suspect fled the area but is actively being sought by police. The suspect is known to the victim, so it was not a random incident.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the shooting to call the tip line at 253-856-5808 and reference case number 21-3205.

This is the third homicide in Kent in 2021. There were eight homicides in 2020.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

t
Man identified who died of medical emergency in Kent while driving car

King County Medical Examiner’s Office rules death of natural causes in 132nd Avenue SE crash

t
Man, 29, fatally shot on Metro bus in Kent identified

No charges filed against shooter who reportedly acted in self-defense

t
Aegis Living Kent earns Joint Commission memory care certification

Program designed to enhance the care of residents who suffer from memory-impacting conditions

t
New Puget Sound Fire engines to hit Kent streets | Photos

Kent will get four new vehicles for East Hill, city of SeaTac one

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. FILE PHOTO
Discarded cigarette leads to arrest of Kent double homicide suspects

DNA reveals man, woman who reportedly killed two people in January 2023 at local motel

t
State Patrol chief thanks public for support of trooper shot in Kent

Trooper’s injuries are not life threatening despite being shot multiple times

t
Boy, 17, fatally shot in Kent in exchange of gunfire identified | Update

Shooting between subjects in vehicles Feb. 20 along East Valley Highway near South 180th Street

Car damaged by bullets during Feb. 19 Interstate 5 shooting. (Courtesy of Washington State Patrol)
King County Councilmember wants more info about I-5 shootings

The letter, addressed to WSP Chief John R. Batiste, comes in wake of a Feb. 19 drive-by shooting that occurred on I-5 in Tukwila that left a victim in critical condition.

t
Kent man, 83, dies after medical emergency while driving on East Hill

Reportedly died from medical issue prior to single-car crash Feb. 2o along 132nd Avenue SE

Rep. Mia Gregerson. COURTESY PHOTO, Legislative Support Services
Gregerson state bill aims to improve immigration support

Designed to better address needs of refugees, immigrants arriving in Washington state

t
Federal Way man faces charges for shooting, injuring trooper in Kent

Trooper reportedly shot nine times Feb. 16 after a struggle following foot pursuit

Courtesy image, U.S. Department of Justice
Kent man pleads guilty to selling guns to those with criminal histories

Sold more than 100 firearms to those barred from possessing guns