Kent man arrested after man found fatally shot in apartment

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A Kent man is being held on suspicion of murder and other charges after Seattle police arrested him as he fled in a car from outside a Central District apartment where a 36-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday evening.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting about 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Inside an apartment, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the Seattle Times reported. Police and fire crews tried lifesaving measures, but he died at the scene, police said.

Other officers spotted a silver Dodge Challenger fleeing and chased the suspect for several blocks until he crashed, according to police. Officers arrested him.

The 28-year-old suspect, who has not been charged, was in court Monday for a first appearance hearing. According to a police probable-cause affidavit, multiple witnesses, including the victim’s 14-year-old son, told officers the suspect shot the victim after an argument during a family gathering at the apartment.

A judge found probable cause to hold the suspect for investigation of second-degree murder and assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and attempting to elude police. He is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $3 million bail, according to the affidavit. He faces another hearing Thursday, prosecutors said.

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