Tukwila man pleads not guilty in fatal West Hill shooting

An 18-year-old Tukwila man pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree manslaughter Monday in the shooting death of his cousin on West Hill Aug. 1.

Kedric Tray Carter, 18, was arraigned at the King County Courthouse in Seattle on charges of first-degree manslaughter and first-degree illegal possession of a firearm.

Carter's cousin, Gerard Rogers, 19, was hit by a single bullet from a gun Carter was handling, according to prosecutors.

Carter remains in the King County jail in Seattle on $750,000 bail. His next court date is a case setting scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the King County Courthouse, courtroom 1201.

The shooting occurred at just after midnight on Aug. 1 at the Creston Pointe Apartments on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

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