Accidental shooting kills North Bend man

One man was killed and another was booked into King County Jail on manslaughter charges late Monday, Aug. 25, after an accidental shooting in North Bend.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., police responded to the 4500 block of North Bend Way, North Bend, for a report of shots fired. The incident occurred in an apartment that the two men, brothers ages 42 and 46, shared.

Police spokesperson Capt. Nick Almquist said the case was still under investigation and he could not comment on many details. He did say, “We just know that there were two brothers living in an apartment… basically one was showing the other his brand-new firearm and he shot the other one.”

The man was “very upset,” Almquist said.  The gun was a nine-millimeter pistol. Almquist also said that the men had been drinking, but not a substantial amount.


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