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January 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Yakima gang detectives investigate fatal drive-by shooting

The Associated Press YAKIMA  — Police gang-unit detectives are investigating the drive-by shooting that killed a 25-year-old man Thursday night in Yakima. Officers responded to a report of a shooting and found the man dead at the scene. He has been identified as Elidoro Navarro of Yakima. Witnesses said multiple shots were fired from a dark-colored sedan. The Yakima…

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January 29, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Man killed in Everett shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot at an Everett apartment complex last week has been identified as Jeffrey J. Wehl, 57. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wehl died from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is homicide. Everett police responded to reports of an assault and a gunshot at the Candlewood Apartments, 1022 W….

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January 28, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Man sentenced to nearly 70 years for fatal Federal Way shooting

A man was sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison Wednesday for opening fire outside a Federal Way bar in 2012 and killing one man and wounding four other people, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Kenneth M. Sutton Jr., 23, was found guilty last month of second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree assault with firearm…

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January 26, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Man shot last week at Everett apartment dies

The man shot at an Everett apartment complex Wednesday afternoon died Friday from his injuries, police said. The victim has not been identified, according to the Everett Police Department. He provided little information immediately after the shooting, so no suspect information has been developed. Officers responded to reports of an assault and a gunshot at the Candlewood Apartments,…

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January 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM

White Center man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing mother

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday, admitting he stabbed his mother 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door in a drunken rage in November 2012. Brodie Lamb, who has schizophrenia with substance-abuse problems, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 69-year-old Margaret Ryan, inside…

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January 16, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Man accused of killing 3 in Idaho fights extradition from Washington

The Associated Press COLFAX, Whitman County — A man suspected of fatally shooting three people — including his mother — before leading authorities on a high-speed chase is fighting extradition back to Idaho. John Lee’s decision Friday to not waive the formal extradition process means Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will have to request extradition from Washington Gov. Jay…

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January 16, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Deputies ask for tips in Lake Stevens homicide investigation

Detectives are looking for information about the slaying of Summer Francis Smith, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning. The remains of the 18-year-old were found in Lake Stevens earlier this month.  While sheriff’s detectives are investigating her slaying as a homicide, her cause and manner of death have not been released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s…

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January 16, 2015 at 5:54 AM

Man accused of stabbing grandparents at Mill Creek home

A man who allegedly stabbed his grandparents in Mill Creek has been tracked down by police dogs and arrested, according to a news release. Mill Creek police responded to a 911 call from a man at about midnight on Thursday saying he had been stabbed by his grandson. When medics and police arrived at the scene, they…

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January 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Court records reveal new details in Portland hotel homicide

The Associated Press PORTLAND — New court records show detectives used phone records to track down the Washington man accused of killing an escort last month at a Portland hotel. Search warrant affidavits filed in Seattle and obtained by The Oregonian show Tae Bum Yoon exchanged more than 25 text messages with Ashley Benson on Christmas, and…

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January 13, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Son charged in father’s shooting death near Redmond

When his father told him to move out of the family’s Redmond-area house, 22-year-old Mark Karasek engaged in a “daylong argument” that culminated with the fatal shooting of Zdenek Karasek on Friday, according to King County prosecutors. Karasek, who is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail, was charged Tuesday with…

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