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May 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM

White Center shooting victim was to record fight between 2 men

The 23-year-old victim of a shooting near White Center on Monday was killed while he was supposed to be recording a fight between the gunman and another man, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

In a statement of probable cause released Tuesday, sheriff’s investigators say the victim, Excalibur Scott, was walking with two friends near Myers Way South and Second Avenue South around 4 p.m. Monday. One of Scott’s friends, a 28-year-old man, got into an argument with a fourth man over “an alleged theft or burglary,” the affidavit says.

The 28-year-old and the fourth man “agreed to fight over the allegation and Excalibur Scott was to have reportedly recorded this fight,” according to the affidavit.

Witnesses said Scott’s friend, who was armed with a .22-caliber  handgun, shot Scott in the chest during the fight, the affidavit said. Scott died at the scene.

The suspect fled, but was arrested 30 minutes later and was positively identified by several witnesses, the sheriff’s office said.

He was booked into King County Jail on investigation of second-degree murder. A King County District Court judge on Tuesday found probable cause to detain him pending charges. The Times is not naming the man because he has not been charged.

A bail hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, prosecutors said.

The affidavit does not say whether Scott was actually recording the fight between the two men when he was shot.

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