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Man killed near Bickleton


Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting near Bickleton Sunday that left one man dead.

Deputies responded at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday to a location about two miles north of Bickleton, on Jenson Quarry Road.

After arriving on the scene, deputies identified the gunshot victim to be John Roger Swigart, age 59, showing an address of 503 E. Washington Street, Pasco, Washington.

The suspect was identified as Mark Lessly Allen, age 61, showing an address of 150 Addison Road, Roosevelt, Washington.

Allen was taken into custody without incident and is being housed in the Klickitat County Jail pending further investigation.

At this point it appears there was a physical dis...

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