The man who was shot to death Sunday night in Mount Vernon has been identified as 19-year-old Jose L. Zapata, according to the Skagit County Coroner’s Office.
Zapata’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, the office said. It has ruled his death a homicide.
Zapata’s body was found Sunday night in the hallway of a business park near the intersection of East College Way and North LaVenture Road.
Hours later, a 20-year-old man was arrested in Bellingham in connection to Zapata’s death.
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The man, who has not yet been charged, was booked into the Skagit County Community Justice Center for investigation of second-degree murder and investigation of first-degree robbery.