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Kennewick teen shot in arm home from hospital

KENNEWICK -- A Kennewick teen is back home after accidentally being shot in the arm while duck hunting last week.

Justin Kevan, 15, has been discharged from Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, said a hospital spokesman.

Kevan was taken to the Seattle hospital after suffering a severe wound to his upper right arm when he was hit from about a foot away by a blast from a 12-gauge shotgun.

He was hunting with two friends at Madame Dorian Memorial Park near Wallula Junction on Dec. 30 when the gun accidentally fired, authorities said.

His friends, who are from Kennewick, called 911 and helped control the bleeding until medics could reach them. Kevan was flown to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, then later sent to Harborview.

Kennewick man accused of attacking girlfriend

Police are searching for a Kennewick man after he threatened to kill the mother of his children.

Rocco J. Morse Jr., 33, is wanted for attacking Karrlee T. Clements on Thursday night at her apartment at 465 N. Arthur St.

Officers were called about 9:45 p.m. when people heard a woman yelling for help.

Morse went to the apartment to see his children, then began accusing Clements of cheating on him while he was in jail, police said.

Police said the argument escalated, and Morse punched her in the head several times, giving her a black eye and bruising her shoulder.

He allegedly grabbed a steak knife from the kitchen counter and held it to her throat, but she got away and locked herself in a bathroom to call 911.

Morse reportedly kicked in the bathroom door and took her phone before she could call police.

She said he punched her several more times and apparently told her that if he "can't have her, nobody else can."

Morse also threatened to bury her and the kids "6 feet under," police said.

He left the apartment before police arrived and is wanted on suspicion of second-degree assault. Clements was not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information on Morse's location is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 586-TIPS (8477), 800-222-TIPS or visit www.tricitiescimestoppers.org.

Vandals slash tires, break windows

WALLA WALLA -- Vandals slashed tires and broke car windows late Thursday night or early Friday morning, according to the Walla Walla Police Department.

By noon officers had received six reports of tires slashed. They also had reports of four cars with broken windows.

Total damage is estimated at more than $3,000.

The blocks hit by the vandals included the 900 block of Alvarado Terrace, the 1600 block of Walla Walla Avenue, the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue, the 1100 block of East Alder Street, the 1200 block of Southview Drive and the 900 block of Highland Road.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity is asked to call police at 509-527-1960.

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