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Teenager shot and killed at apartment complex in Everett; 13-year-old suspect arrested

(Photo: Everett Police Dept.)

EVERETT, Wash. — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested following a shooting that killed a 14-year old at an apartment complex at 9900 12th Avenue West on Wednesday afternoon.

Just after 5 p.m., a resident at Walden Pond Apartments (9900 12th Avenue West) called 911 to report hearing a gunshot.  Officers found “a juvenile male” who had been shot outside the breezeway of an apartment building, officer Aaron Snell said.

The 14 year-old was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where he later died from his injuries.

Aid was rendered and the boy was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in serious condition. But shortly after arriving at the hospital, the boy died from his injuries, Snell said.

During the course of the investigation, detectives spoke with witnesses and believed the 14 year-old had an altercation with the 13 year-old suspect.  About an hour later, the two ran into each other at Walden Pond Apartments where the 13 year-old fired one shot from a pistol.

Just before 10:00 p.m., a citizen called 911 to report seeing a teen believed to be the shooter at a bus stop on W. Casino Road. Police contacted him and took him into custody by law enforcement without incident.

During the interview, the 13 year-old suspect admitted to shooting the victim and led detectives to where he hid the gun which was recovered as evidence.

The shooting is believed to be gang related and the gun is believed to have been borrowed from a 12 year-old.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine cause and manner of death and release the victim's name.

Snell said, "Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS."