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The Today File

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March 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Man beaten with own shotgun on Seattle’s Capitol Hill dies

A 48-year-old man who was beaten with his shotgun last summer in Seattle’s Capitol Hill died at a long-term care center this morning.

Seattle police say the man got into a confrontation with three men on the night of  July 22 near Summit Avenue and East Olive Street. The man walked away from the confrontation and allegedly came back with a shotgun to threaten them with.

The men then disarmed him and struck him with the gun, police said. According to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, the man had been struck in the head and there were pools of blood next to him when medics arrived.

Police released two of the men and booked a third for narcotics possession.

The 48-year-old man was taken to Harborview after the confrontation, then transferred to a long-term care facility where he died earlier today.

Homicide detectives are still investigating the case,but are in contact with everyone involved and do not believe the fight was random.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is waiting to identify the man until family members are notified.

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