Kennewick homicide: Jaden Quintero shot, killed

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Officers released more information on Friday regarding what they now confirm is a shooting death.

Jaden Quintero, 23, was shot to death. The determination by detectives has triggered a homicide investigation.

“At this time, it does appear that this was a targeted incident,” said Lt. Jason Kiel. “We don’t know if it’s gang-related.”

KPD says the homicide is still being investigated and that, “Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”

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KENNEWICK, Wash. – Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found late Thursday night while officers were investigating a shooting.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., police say their dispatch center received several reports of a shooting near E 2nd Ave and S Washington St. When police arrived to look into the weapons complaint, they found the body of man who was later identified as Jaden Quintero.


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Washington St. was blocked off for most of the night into Friday morning as the Kennewick Police Department conducted an investigation. Officers were asking people to avoid the area.

Police released limited details early Friday regarding their investigation. Officers have not said whether Quintero was shot, only that multiple 911 calls came in regarding shots fired in the area.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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