Kent man arrested, charged with multiple counts of attempted murder in Zip’s shooting

A western Washington man has been charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder stemming from an overnight shooting at a Zip’s restaurant in Cheney in late October.

21-year-old Kevin D. Clay, of Kent, was arrested by the ATF Puget Sound Regional Gun Task Force on Wednesday, Nov. 28 as we walked out of his residence to his vehicle. Clay tried to flee from agents but was quickly detained after a brief foot pursuit.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Ricketts obtained an arrest warrant for Clay on Nov. 21 and the task force had been assisting with the investigation.

Additionally, the warrant charged clay with three counts of first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Agents recovered a .38 special pistol, 9mm ammunition, a cell phone, and other items of evidence when executing a search warrant for Clay’s vehicle and residence. He is a convicted felon (second-degree robbery) who is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Clay is being held at the King County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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