It now turns out that King County sheriff's deputy Steve Cox may have been the second victim in four hours of an assailant who was himself subsequently killed by officers, the sheriff's department says in a news release today.
Shell casings from the gun used by 23-year-old Ray Porter in White Center to kill Cox, 46, early Saturday, match casings left behind at a homicide late Friday night in SeaTac, where an unidentified man's nude body was found in the street, officials say.
The department is still trying to piece together the puzzle of how Porter killed Cox while the two were alone in a room (prompting deputies to shoot and kill Porter as he emerged). But it seems likely that Porter, an ex-con with a lengthy record, either was not patted down for weapons at the White Center scene - even though deputies had responded to a gunshot call at that address - or had stashed a gun in the room.Funeral services for Cox have now been set for 11 a.m. Friday at Christian Faith Center, 21024 24th Ave. S., in SeaTac. More details here and here.