• Deputies: Woman killed, suspect dead in Covington shooting

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    COVINGTON, Wash. - Deputies with the King County Sheriff's Department are investigating a fatal shooting at a house in Covington around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. 

    The shooting occurred at a residence near the 25000 block of 180th Avenue SE, just north of Crestwood Elementary School. 

    Deputies said when they arrived at the scene, they located the body of a 30-year-old woman in the home. 

    After a search of the suspected shooter, deputies found the 32-year-old suspect dead in a bedroom with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Their identities have not been released. 

    Investigators are still determining the relationship between the victim and the suspect, but they do not believe they were a couple. 

    KIRO 7 has a crew at the scene and we will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. We're following the investigation and will have a live report on KIRO 7 at 11. 

    Deputies said there was an unrelated shooting along Wax Road, where a homeowner fired shots in the woods at a man, who he believed was the suspected gunman. It is unknown if that man was hit.

    Covington is located just east of Kent in King County. 

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