2 back-to-back shootings in Everett; in one, owner of stolen truck shoots, wounds alleged thief

(Photo: Everett Police Dept.)

EVERETT, Wash. — The owner of a pickup truck spotted his stolen vehicle, confronted the man in the truck and ended up shooting him Wednesday, police said.

The shooting occurred at about 2 p.m. at 9615 Holly Dr.

“Arriving officers were told that when the owner confronted a male inside the stolen vehicle, the male ran and was shot by the owner,” Everett police said in a news release.

The injured 27 year-old male, a Seattle resident, was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for non-life threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital and booked into Snohomish County Jail on possession of a stolen vehicle.

The owner, a 29 year-old Everett man, was detained at the scene. The initial investigation indicates the owner called 911 to report his vehicle stolen prior to finding it on Holly Drive.

(Photo: Everett Police Dept.)

Major Crimes detectives continue their investigation and recovered the weapon.

Then at  about 3 p.m. , officers near the 7-Eleven at 10117 Evergreen Way were flagged down when witnesses heard a gunshot. They arrived in the parking lot and found an injured man. He had a gunshot wound and was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police said they determined that a group of four people arrived at the 7-Eleven in a stolen vehicle where a verbal altercation turned physical against the man in a group of three. “When the male was assaulted, his girlfriend retrieved a gun and demanded the fighting stop. When it didn’t, she shot and injured a man assaulting her boyfriend,” police said.

Three people were arrested (34, 31, and 30 years-old) and the fourth, a 31 year-old Snohomish resident, will be referred for charges when he is released from the hospital, police said.

The boyfriend, a 29 year-old Everett resident, was treated at the scene while the investigation continues into the actions of his 22-year-old girlfriend, police said.

Here’s a photo from the second shooting:

(Photo: Everett Police Dept.)