A 48-year-old man, suspected of shooting and wounding two people and injuring two others in separate incidents in Renton and near Issaquah Saturday afternoon, was later found dead.
The man suspected in the shootings of two people on Saturday was found dead in his vehicle with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday evening.
Police say the 48-year-old suspect, who they identified as John L. McKay, of Renton, shot and wounded two people and injured two others in separate incidents in Renton and near Issaquah on Saturday afternoon. McKay was later found dead near 13000 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
McKay was suspected of shooting a man in Renton about 2:30 Saturday afternoon and pistol-whipping two other people at his former wife’s home in the 4100 block of Northeast Fifth Street. The shooting victim was in critical condition Saturday night at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Mark Martinez, who lives next door, said he came home to find the victim lying on his back porch.
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“There’s blood and medical supplies all over my back porch,” he told KING-TV.
Renton police say the victims were targeted by McKay.
McKay then apparently drove to unincorporated King County near Issaquah, where he kicked down the door of his former mother-in-law’s house in the 13400 block of 209th Avenue Southeast, said King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West. McKay chased the woman into the backyard and shot her, said West.
A neighbor called police at around 2:55 p.m.
The woman was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, though her injuries do not appear life-threatening, West said.
In May, McKay was charged with felony harassment and domestic violence, according to King County Superior Court records. He pleaded guilty. Then last month, he pleaded guilty to a charge of malicious mischief. In both cases, the court issued no-contact orders and barred McKay from possessing firearms.The Sheriff’s Office told KING-TV that it had had contact with McKay in the past.
McKay may have used aliases, said Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers.
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