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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 20, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Man, 29, arrested in connection with Kent slayings

Update 8:25 a.m.
A  29-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail just after midnight for investigation of two counts of homicide in the slayings of two gas station employees Wednesday morning.

Kent police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said investigators questioned a second man for several hours, but released him. Kasner said the investigation is continuing, he didn’t rule out the possibility of additional arrests.

The man booked into the downtown Seattle jail has prior King County jail bookings for investigation of DUI, reckless driving, assault, drug possession, according to a law enforcement source. In May, he was booked into jail for investigation of burglary and felony harassment.

Kent police said they searched a home in Burien early Thursday in connection with the double homicide. Kasner did not have information about whose home was searched and what investigators found. He said that after getting some rest, detectives will return to work Thursday morning to continue the investigation.

Original post:

Kent police have arrested one man in connection with the double homicide at a gas station Wednesday morning.

Police arrested the man Wednesday evening after they’d detained him and another man earlier that afternoon, according to Kent Police Department Cmdr. Jarod Kasner. Officers are still investigating the second man.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at 8:40 a.m. Monday at the Shell station in the 6400 block of South 212th Street and located two men who had been fatally shot.

Kasner said there was some sort of disagreement between the victims and the suspect or suspects and at some point, shots were fired. Witnesses told police the shooters left in a dark-colored car.

The shooting victims have not been identified.

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