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March 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Felon charged with fatal shooting at Woodland Park

A murder charge was filed today against the man suspected of a fatal shooting Feb. 20 at Woodland Park.

Michael Bienhoff, 33, faces a life sentence under the state’s “Three Strikes” law if he’s convicted of the new charge of second-degree murder. Bienhoff is being held without bail in the King County Jail.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned March 15.

Police were called to the park near the 6000 block of Aurora Avenue North at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 20 for a report of gunfire. Officers found a wounded man in the parking lot.

The victim, identified as 31-year-old Precious Reed, had reportedly gone to Woodland Park to buy marijuana from Bienhoff when he was shot, according to charging documents. Reed later died at Harborview Medical Center.

Bienhoff was being supervised by the state Department of Corrections for a first-degree robbery and drug possession convictions.

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