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Detectives Investigating Homicide on University Way

Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found early Monday morning in the 4500 block of University Way NE.

At approximately 4:30 am, Seattle Fire Department responded to a report of a person down in the bus stop in that block.  SFD arrived and discovered the adult male was dead and contacted Seattle Police.

Detectives were called out to the scene.  During the course of the investigation, they learned that the victim was present during a physical fight with several other males hours earlier in the same location. The victim appeared to have been assaulted.  Investigators are looking into whether there is a connection between the earlier fight and the man’s death.

Seattle Police are working closely with the King County Prosecutor and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, which will determine the cause and manner of death.  This incident is being investigated as a homicide.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department tip line at (206) 233–5000.