Shooting in Marysville kills 59-year-old man; gunman in custody

Police are on the scene of a shooting in Marysville. 
(Credit: Laura Murrill)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting that stunned neighbors in a quiet Marysville cul-de-sac.

Police say the suspect, who is in custody, walked about a mile from downtown Marysville and killed a 59-year-old man in his own yard.

Police are still investigating a motive and relationship between the suspect and the victim.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, Marysville Officers responded to the 500 block of State Ave on a report of a male brandishing a firearm.

Patrol officers say two men got into an argument while leaving a Community Transit bus. One of them pulled a handgun and brandished it.

Officers, including a K-9 were called to the area to find the suspect.

Authorities say less than 10 minutes, Marysville Police began receiving calls of a shooting in the 4500 block of 73rd Pl NE, about 12 blocks to the northeast of the original brandishing call.

When officers arrived on 73rd Pl NE, they found the suspect, a 59-year-old man, sitting on the curb. A handgun was recovered nearby. Police say it appears the suspect is not a resident of Marysville.

The 59-year-old victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It is still very early in the investigation. A motive for the shooting and any relationship between the suspect and victim are still under investigation,” Said Cmdr. Mark Thomas.

Marysville Officers have confirmed that the suspect in the original brandishing of the firearm call, is the same suspect in the shooting, but the victim of the brandishing is not involved in the shooting and was not near the shooting location.

The suspect will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail on one count of Murder in the second degree, and one count of Assault in the first degree. Any potential additional charges are part of the ongoing investigation.