- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

KENT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an 18-year-old woman who died along a trail in the Seattle suburb of Kent on Saturday was a victim of homicide and that a man has been arrested.

The Seattle Times reports Karyme Barreto-Sabalza died from a gunshot wound to the head, a King County Medical Examiner’s Office investigator said Tuesday.

Kent police say officers responded to a call for a welfare check along the trail around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, where officers found a woman unconscious and struggling to breathe.

Despite lifesaving efforts, Barreto-Sabalza died at the scene.

Kent police said Wednesday that a 19-year-old man was arrested after investigators received information that led them to a house in South Seattle.

Police say the man fled the house in the victim’s car and was apprehended after officers spiked and flattened the car’s tires in Des Moines.


Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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