Suspect arrested after Everett man shot, killed in dispute over vehicle
LYNNWOOD — Detectives arrested a suspect accused in the murder of a 22-year-old Everett man Saturday night, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said the victim was part of a group of people who went looking for a vehicle that was loaned and never returned.
At about 9 p.m., the group went looking for the vehicle in the area of the 16100 block of Ash Way. After the group noticed the vehicle, a fight ensued with the people inside.
Sheriff’s officials said at least one shot was fired during the fight, striking and killing one person.
“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,” said sheriff’s spokesperson Shari Ireton. “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.”
The 19-year-old man was booked into Snohomish County jail on suspicion of 2nd degree murder. Detectives believe he is the lone shooter and no other suspects are outstanding.
The vehicle deputies had been looking for, a 2006 model Honda Pilot, was located Sunday morning in Everett.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner is working to identify the victim.