A 20-year-old man was fatally shot and found lying in bushes next to a Kent roadway on Monday evening, according to Kent police.
Police were called to the 14100 block of Southeast 282nd Street at about 8 p.m. Monday with reports of illegal discharge of a firearm. At first, arriving officers only found bullet casings in the roadway, but then found the unresponsive man in nearby bushes, according to a police news release.
Despite CPR and other lifesaving efforts, the man died from his injuries.
He was identified Tuesday as Tomas Valencia by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, which determined he died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.
Assistant Kent Police Chief Jarod Kasner said Tuesday that detectives do not believe Valencia’s homicide was a random act of violence.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the tip line at 253-856-5808 and reference Kent Police case number 20-14470.