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Man charged in Kent shooting booked into jail

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm with No Comments »
July 16, 2012 2:52 pm

A Kent man accused of shooting another man who tried to intervene in a neighborly dispute July 8 was booked into jail this morning.

Wendall Oliver Adams Jr. is charged with assault in the first degree and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to charging documents.

The shooting happened about 1 p.m. in the 22400 block of Benson Road Southeast.

The victim’s god mother told police that she asked him to contact Adams, because she suspected Adams took her car. She said Adams and her daughter recently broke up.

Witnesses told police Adams came outside his apartment and shot the victim after the man told Adams the woman wanted to speak with him. Adams then took off running, witnesses said.

The victim was treated at Harborview Medical Center for a gunshot wound that was not considered life threatening.

Adams was convicted of first degree robbery in 2006 in King County, and has eight other felony convictions.

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