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November 14, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Kent woman dies from 15-year-old gunshot wound

A Kent woman died last week from injuries suffered during a 1996 shooting, and her death was declared a homicide on Monday.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said Lakessha LaShawn Johnson, 34, died Nov. 8  from injuries suffered from a much-earlier shooting.

Kent Police Lt. Patrick Lowery said Johnson was found dead at her home, but was the victim of a gunshot wound in 1996. That shooting occurred either in Renton or Seattle.

“We will be reaching out to both [police] agencies to determine where the original shooting occurred and pass this information on to that agency,” Lowery said.

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