UPDATE Dec. 28, 2018: The King County Sheriff’s Office confirms that a 32-year old male killed his 30-year old female roommate in Covington Thursday (Dec. 27) in Covington.

Thursday afternoon at around 1:40 p.m., the King County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an occupant inside the residence located near the 25000 block of 180th Ave SE in Covington. The caller was reporting a shooting had just occurred inside the location.

Deputies arrived on-scene and were able to remove four adults and an infant from the house, all un-injured.

A 30-year old female victim was also located inside the house, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police believe that the male suspect – who also lived at the residence – could still be inside the house. Deputies held their positions inside the house and waited for KCSO TAC30 SWAT team to arrive.

TAC30 Deputies were able to locate, with the help of a robot and pole camera the 32-year old male inside one of the bedrooms. He was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A shotgun that was believed to be used was also found inside the bedroom with the male.

Detectives are confident that there are no suspects outstanding in this incident.

King County Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate motive for this shooting. Both the male and female were not dating but did rent out separate rooms in the house.


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