Ellensburg Police: Fatal gunshot victim’s boyfriend in custody for manslaughter

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The boyfriend of a 22-year-old gunshot victim whose body was recovered by first responders on Monday night has been brought into custody on a recommended manslaughter charge, police say.

According to the Ellensburg Police Department, officers responded to a residence on Yew St along with Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue at 10:00 p.m. on July 25. Upon arrival, officers located the body of the late Ellensburg man inside the home.

Detectives gathered information at the scene and identified the victim’s 23-year-old boyfriend as a suspect. He was arrested and booked into Kittitas County Jail for first-degree manslaughter, according to law enforcement.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family and friends for their loss,” Ellensburg Police stated online.

Details on the investigation are limited at this stage, but EPD detectives did confirm that the victim and suspect lived together at the residence where the incident occurred.

Anyone with information on this fatal case is being urged to contact the Ellensburg Police Department at 509-962-7280 to help detectives as they move into the next stage of their investigation.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed.

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