Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Shooting 71-Year-Old Near Bremerton

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A 67-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly shot a man near Bremerton today.

A 71-year-old man, who the suspect reportedly knew, was shot and has been hospitalized, according to a press release from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Here’s what happened, according to the sheriff’s office’s press release:

Patrol deputies responded around 4 p.m. today to a report of a shooting in the 2000 block of Chico Way NW. The victim reportedly left before deputies arrived. Instead, they found a 67-year-old man who they detained and then arrested.

The gunshot victim drove to the Red Apple Market and Diner, located on Kitsap Way in Bremerton, where deputies and a medic unit also responded. He was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, where he was listed as in serious condition.

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the reason for the shooting. The suspect was booked into Kitsap County Jail around 6 p.m. on a charge of first-degree assault. Bail was set at $500,000.

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