Police investigating a pair of homicides

A woman shot in the head and killed early Wednesday morning became Bremerton’s second homicide victim in just five days.

The victim was identified Wednesday afternoon as 43-year-old Janet Eaton.

Eaton was found dead at the scene by police in front of a Sixth Street residence across from 7-Eleven and the Monica’s Social Club tavern.

Kitsap County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for 21-year-old Raven Marlyne Hudson, for first-degree murder on a $1.5 million bond. Hudson is also wanted for a felony drug charge.

Bremerton police responded to a 911 call received at 2:17 a.m. Sgt. Wendy Davis said police arrived to the scene at 2:20 where Eaton had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

Police said Eaton had been socializing on the front porch of a residence when she got into an argument with the suspect before she was killed.

Davis said Eaton was the mother of nine children. One of Eaton’s sons stood with relatives across the street from where the killing occurred as police finished their on-scene investigation Wednesday morning and looked on in disbelief.

Police spent much of the day Wednesday interviewing several witnesses.

“A lot of times in these types of situations, there’s a lot of people (to contact),” Davis said.

Davis said the homicide did not appear to be related to the murder which took place Friday, Aug. 36.

The section of Sixth between Park and Warren Avenue was closed while police investigated at the scene for more than eight hours Wednesday morning.

Rose Gale, working at a convenience store near where the crime took place, said she did not see what took place.

“I just heard the gunshot, I was waiting on a customer,” Gale said. “They (police) were here within 10 minutes.”

The death came as a shock to local residents.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said George Collinn, who looked on from just beyond the police line as police investigated and said he lives near the area where the crime took place.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said a nearby Park Avenue man who asked that he not be named. “It’s pretty incredible.”

As of press time Hudson had not been apprehended. Police urge that Hudson should be considered and armed and dangerous and citizens should not attempt to contact or catch the suspect.

Anyone with information related to the investigation or Hudson’s whereabouts should call the Bremerton Police Department tip line at (360) 473-5481, Bremerton Police detectives at (360) 473-5228, or dial 911.

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