Authorities still looking into shooting in rural Enumclaw

King County Sheriffs deputies continue to investigate the April 15 shooting near Enumclaw that resulted in the death of a 50-year-old man and the arrest of a 21-year-old for an alleged home burglary.

The reported location of the alleged burglary was in the 4800 block of 323rd Avenue South in unincorporated King County.

According to King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West, as of Friday charges had not been filed in the case and the case is still being investigated.

The situation began when aw enforcement and emergency aid units responded to a reported shooting. The police scanner reported a 50-year-old white man was shot in the head and emergency workers were administering CPR.

King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West reported through her Twitter account it may be a homeowner who shot the alleged burglar.

The 21-year-old suspect fled in a 2002 gray Ford Explorer that was reported to be owned by the homeowner’s daughter.

The scanner reported the passenger window of the Explorer may have been shot out.

Later that evening West said King County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 21-year-old man in Enumclaw.

Initial reports are the man fled to his parents’ home and was arrested there by the detectives.


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