By Lieutenant Todd Swenson, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
January 2, 2018, update.
A 19-year-old Everett man has been arrested for 2nd degree murder and is suspected of shooting and killing a 22-year-old Lynnwood man on Saturday night, December 30th.
The suspect admitted to being at the location where the vehicle used in the crime had been abandoned.
Following up on leads and witness interviews related to the homicide, detectives now believe there were only two occupants in the suspect vehicle, a female driver and the suspect.
It is believed that the suspect, who was in the passenger seat, fired a single shot through the closed window, striking and killing the victim at the 16100 block of Ash Way in Lynnwood.
The driver and suspect fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle at a gas station at the corner of Rucker and 41st Ave in Everett.
Detectives believe that they have located all suspects related to the incident and that the male is the lone shooter.
Identification of the decedent is pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.
12:28 pm, December 31, 2017, update.
The vehicle involved in Saturday night’s homicide in Lynnwood was located in Everett this morning.
At 10:20 this morning, following up on a citizen’s report, Everett Police located the vehicle in the 3900 block of Colby Avenue.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information regarding last night’s homicide in the Newberry Square Apartment complex in Lynnwood to call our tip line.
We are also interested in reviewing any surveillance video from the area that may assist in the investigation.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line number is 425-388-3845.
Original 8:11 am, December 31, 2017, article.
A 22-year-old Everett man was shot and killed during a dispute over a vehicle on Saturday evening, December 30, 2017. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office requests the public's help in locating the vehicle.
At approximately 9:00 pm on Saturday evening a group of people arrived in the 16100 block of Ash Way, just north of Lynnwood, looking for a vehicle that was not returned to the owner after being loaned to a friend.
While the group of people were in the area, the vehicle in question arrived and an altercation took place with the occupants. At least one shot was fired during the altercation and the Everett man was struck and killed. He was a member of the group of people who came to the area looking for the vehicle. The vehicle involved and the suspects are still at large.
When Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene they found the Everett man on the ground and immediately started CPR.
Snohomish County Fire District #1 personnel arrived later and took over life saving measures, however the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle in question, which is now listed as a stolen vehicle, and the three suspects.
If you see the vehicle or suspects please do not approach, and immediately make a report to 911.
The suspects are considered armed and dangerous and pose a risk to anyone who approaches them.
The vehicle is a; 2006 Honda Pilot silver in color. Washington License BFM6750. The vehicle is described as having a broken passenger side rear window.
The three suspects are; two males and one female. We have no physical descriptions at this time.
The suspects left the scene south bound on Ash Way in the stolen Honda Pilot.