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.