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Seattle man, 43, fatally shot at Kent apartment complex identified

Jeffery Ray Winn died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, says medical examiner

A 43-year-old Seattle man fatally shot July 15 at a Kent apartment complex has been identified as Jeffery Ray Winn.

Winn died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the manner of death is homicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officers responded at about 8:15 p.m. to the Phoenix Court Apartments in the 23900 block of 111th Place SE in reference to a shooting, according to Kent Police. A 911 caller reported hearing gunshots and seeing people running.

Two Kent officers were nearby and on the scene in under 2 minutes, according to police. They found Winn in the parking lot and began lifesaving measures. Officers applied a chest seal to the wound in his chest and began CPR.

Puget Sound Fire arrived a few minutes later and took over medical care, according to police. Paramedics transported Winn to a hospital where he died a short time after arrival, according to police.

“The police department does not believe at this point that this was a random incident,” according to a statement.

There were reports that just prior to the shooting, several males were engaged in an argument outside near a stairwell, according to police. There were multiple shots fired, then some of the males ran towards a dark sedan and fled prior to police arrival.

Kent Police Violent Crimes Detectives responded and took over the investigation. They canvassed the area for witnesses, evidence and video. As of noon July 24, no arrest had been made.


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