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Woman Dies Of Old Gunshot Wound From 15 Years Ago

11/15/2011 08:29 AM ET

Woman Dies Gunshot 15 Years - A woman who suffered a gunshot 15 years ago dies of her injuries. Her death has now been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner.

Kent police say Lakeesha LaShawn Johnson, 34, was found dead in her residence on November 8.

The medical examiner’s office Tuesday said Johnson was shot in the spine and was paralyzed. That led to what coroners called “multiple chronic pressure ulcers,” which are basically bed sores, which got infected. They would not say if a bullet was still lodged in her body when she died.

The shooting happened in 1996 in the Renton or Seattle area, but Kent police did not release any other details about it or name any suspects.

“We will be reaching out to both [police] agencies to determine where the original shooting occurred and pass this information on to that agency,” Kent Police Commander P.J. Lowery said.

Johnson had a criminal record.

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