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November 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Covington homicide victim was bludgeoned, not shot

King County sheriff’s detectives say that a man who was slain near a Covington home on Sunday was bludgeoned to death and not shot as originally reported.

The Sheriff’s Office initially said the victim, a 48-year-old man, was shot in the head by a 26-year-old acquaintance, who was arrested at the scene. The victim was found in a trailer parked behind a house in the 26800 block of 172nd Place Southeast.

A 911 caller had told the Sheriff’s Office the victim had been shot.

The Sheriff’s Office said Monday the investigation revealed the victim had actually been bludgeoned. The circumstances leading up to the altercation are still being investigated, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Comments | Topics: Covington, homicide, the King County Sheriff’s Office

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