Man killed in attempted pot shop robbery in Covington –

COVINGTON, Wash. — A man was killed during an attempted robbery at a pot shop in Covington Thursday evening.

The incident took place around 7:45 p.m. at the Euphorium Marijuana Shop, located on the 27600 block of Covington Way Southeast.

The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) said the man was shot and killed while attempting to rob the marijuana dispensary. Interim Covington Police Chief Adam Easterbrook said the suspect was in his late teens to early 20s.

Police said detectives were able to gather statements from witnesses Thursday evening. KCSO Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

This was the second time within two days someone was killed related to a pot shop robbery. A suspect was killed by police after a pot shop robbery in Bellevue’s Factoria neighborhood on Wednesday. The incident ended in a standoff in the backyard of a home. Police said the suspect was shot and killed after opening fire on police.

Several marijuana dispensary owners in western Washington said they are concerned over the recent crimes. Many owners have compared notes, and told KING 5 more than 40 pot shop robberies were reported in western

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