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March 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Man’s death yesterday after 2012 beating is Seattle’s 6th homicide of the year

Seattle police say that the death Thursday of a 48-year-old man who was beaten with his shotgun last summer on Capitol Hill is the sixth homicide of 2013.

The man died at a long-term care center, police said. His identity has not  been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office pending the notification of relatives.

Police say the man got into a confrontation with three men on July 22 near Summit Avenue and East Olive Street. The man walked away from the confrontation and allegedly came back with a shotgun. The men then disarmed him and struck him with the shotgun, police said.

Criminal charges have not been filed.

Although the man was beaten last year, his death is considered a 2013 homicide, police said this morning.

The other homicides this year:

On Monday, two men were found shot to death inside a maroon Jaguar parked at 39th Avenue South and South Kenyon Street, near Beacon Hill. Edward James Westmoreland II, 34, and Elijah Roosevelt Paul III, 42, died after being shot in the head, authorities said. No arrests have been made.

On Feb. 26, police fatally shot a mentally ill man near Carkeek Park. Officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 10100 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest after a 911 caller reported a man was holding a knife to his father’s throat. Police managed to separate the two men, and the younger man emerged from the house. Jack Keewatinawin, 21, was killed after police said he went after an officer with an 18-inch- long piece of rebar.

On Feb. 4, a man was shot multiple times in front of his Beacon Hill home. Quang Vo, 38, later died at Harborview Medical Center. No arrests have been made.

On Jan. 27, a police officer fatally shot a man who wounded two people at the Twilight Exit bar. James D. Anderson, 32, of Seattle, had been ejected from the Central Area bar after an argument with his girlfriend only to return about 20 minutes later with a gun.

Officer-involved shootings are considered homicides.

Seattle police investigated 26 homicides in 2012.

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