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Renton man's homicide initially mistaken as car accident, 2 arrested for investigation

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RENTON, Wash. -- Two teens were arrested Thursday night for investigation of homicide after a Renton man was found dead in what was originally believed to be from a car accident on Sunday, according to Renton Police Department news release.

About 9 a.m. Sunday officers responded to a church in the 100 block of Tobin Avenue South after a reported car accident.

The victim, a 29-year-old Renton man, was found dead in what was initially believed to be a traffic-related death, according to the release.

During the police investigation, officers discovered the man had a fatal gunshot wound and later were able to identify two suspects.

A 17-year-old boy and 19-year-old man both from Seattle were booked for investigation of homicide.

If anyone has information on the shooting, police ask you contact detective Montemayor at 425.430.7528 and reference the case number 18-1272.


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