Police arrested a 30-year-old man Wednesday in connection with the death of a young woman whose body was found on the side of a road in Kent Tuesday, according to court documents.
A witness told authorities the young woman found dead in Kent on Tuesday fought with her accused killer before he fatally shot her at an Auburn home, according to a probable-cause statement outlining the police case against the suspect.
The witness told police the 30-year-old suspect and others left the home on I Street Northeast on Tuesday morning after he shot the woman with a handgun, the statement says.
Medical examiners have yet to identify the victim and determine her cause of death.
Auburn police received a tip about 2 p.m. on Tuesday about the killing, according to a news release from Auburn police Cmdr. Mark Caillier. The woman’s body was found on the side of a road in Kent about 4 p.m., the statement says.
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Auburn police in the release said the woman was found dead near the 100 block of Russell Street in Kent.
Police arrested the suspect in Kent on suspicion of second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the probable-cause statement. He was booked into King County Jail in lieu of bail of about $2 million.
The suspect has a felony conviction for taking a motor vehicle in California, according to the statement.