UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting
UPDATE 8/21/14: On Thursday (Aug. 21), a judge set bail at $2 million for Leland D. Russell, 29, a Burien man suspected in Wednesday’s double homicide in Kent.
The suspect was arrested on investigation of homicide for the fatal shooting of two men at a gas station in Kent.
Russell’s criminal record shows previous arrests for burglary and felony harassment, as well as a conviction for negligent driving.
He waived his appearance at a bail hearing Thursday afternoon.
A second appearance is scheduled for August 25 in the King County Jail.
If you saw a lot of police activity near 14th Ave S. and S. 128th late Wednesday night (Aug. 20), it was because the Kent Police Department was following up on leads from a double homicide at a Shell station that morning.
We received reports that police had set up a command center in a church parking lot at 8th Ave South and S. 128th.
“Kent Detectives are following leads from this morning’s double homicide, which have led them to Burien,” Commander Jarod Kasner of the Kent P.D. told The B-Town Blog. “They are working to confirm information that was obtained and possibly serve a warrant on a residence in the area.”
Kent Police arrested one man and detained another in connection with the deadly shooting.
As we learn more about this incident, we’ll update this post.