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Lacey police arrest man after shooting death on Cottage Lane

Lacey police have launched a homicide investigation after a 27-year-old man died from a gunshot wound early Tuesday in the 4900 block of Cottage Lane Southeast.
Lacey police have launched a homicide investigation after a 27-year-old man died from a gunshot wound early Tuesday in the 4900 block of Cottage Lane Southeast.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder after an Olympia man was shot early Tuesday at a home in the 4900 block of Cottage Lane Southeast in Lacey.

The suspect, who was at the residence during the shooting, was initially arrested because drugs were found. But after they questioned him and a woman who was also at the home, police arrested him, Sgt. Jaime Newcomb said.

The shooting victim was Bishop F. McKinney, 28, of Olympia. An autopsy will be performed Thursday, Thurston County coroner Gary Warnock said Tuesday.

Lacey police were dispatched to the Cottage Lane home about 3 a.m. Tuesday after a report of a disturbance, Newcomb said.

Once officers arrived, they found a man in the living room with a gunshot wound. Officers attempted to revive him, but he died at the scene.

Police are looking for two witnesses who fled the home, Newcomb said.

The suspect is expected to appear in Thurston County Superior Court on Thursday.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the witnesses, is asked to call Lacey police at 360-459-4333.

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