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Man shot, killed in his Kent driveway

According to the Kent Police Department, a man was shot in the driveway of his home around 5 a.m. Thursday morning, May 30, near the intersection of 132nd Avenue SE and SE 210th Street.

Police said they received calls of an altercation, and a short time later shots were fired.

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KENT — Who killed 32-year-old Sayha Doeum?

kentmanThat’s the big question for Kent police.

It happened in front of the house near the corner of 131st Avenue Southeast and Southeast 210th Street but police just don’t know why or who pulled the trigger.

“He was doing his normal routine.  You know, he was up at 4:30 this morning. Walk out the front door. That was it. They were fighting or something and I guess one of the guys shot him in the back,” the victim’s brother, Eddie Doeum, said.

Eddie Doeum flew in from Southern California Thursday morning after he heard his younger brother had been killed.

He and the rest of his family are gathering at the home where Sayha Doeum died to mourn and try to make sense of it all.

“It`s hard.  I mean, why? That`s the thing we ask. Why him?  He`s a good person.  He`s not in no gang, no violence,” Doeum said.

Kent police arrived right about 5 a.m. Thursday after multiple 911 calls.

Doeum was lying in the street, gravely injured and died a short time later.

“Altercation occurred and then, as a result, gunshots were fired.  A gentleman was hit and he succumbed to his injuries,” Kent police Sgt. Jarod Kasner said.

A neighbor identified only as Zac lives right next door.

An argument, possibly a fight woke him from a sound sleep. Then he heard gunshots.

“I heard some sort of like crying, screaming or something.  I knew something was wrong and then soon after that I heard three gunshots, two and then one more,” Zac said.

Zac says family members tried to comfort the victim before he died.

Now they gather to comfort each other and pray for justice.

“He’s a nice kid, a nice person. Don’t know why,” Doeum said.

Police are hoping someone saw or heard something — someone running away or a car speeding off.

If there is anything that might help police solve this crime, call 911.

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05/30/13

Man shot, killed in his Kent driveway

KentKENT, Wash. — Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead in his driveway.

According to the Kent Police Department, a man was shot in the driveway of his home around 5 a.m. Thursday morning near the intersection of 132nd Avenue SE and SE 210th Street.

Police said they received calls of an altercation, and a short time later shots were fired.

One neighbor said he heard at least three gunshots and ran outside to see what happened. He found two people standing over his neighbor on the ground.

Police said it was unknown if the suspect fled from the scene in a car or on foot. A suspect description was not immediately available.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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