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New Development in Kennewick Shooting

KENNEWICK, Wa.,--Kennewick police confirm that 22-year old Wendy Rae committed suicide.

However, they are still waiting for tissue and toxicology results from the state crime lab to determine why. This is no longer a murder investigation.

Police have classified this case as a Death Investigation. On July 8th, officers responded to 220 East 1st Avenue in Kennewick where they found Rae's body in a car. They also found 38-year-old Jason Jansen outside with a gunshot wound to the head. At this time, police don't know who shot Jansen.

"We still don't have an answer to who is responsible for Jason's injury," says Det. Sgt. Randy Maynard. It's one of three possibilities. Obviously being Jason, Wendy or a combination of the two."

A semi-automatic pistol was found inside the car where Rae's body was found. Police are waiting for ballistics tests before they can confirm that was the weapon used. We do know that Jansen and Rae were in a four year relationship with no known history of domestic violence.

Here's an update on Jansen's injuries: he is blind in his right eye and has declining use of his left.

No criminal charges are being filed at this time. That could change once test results come back.

 

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