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Suspect named in W. Casino Road shooting

Anthony Ryan De Vera is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday at a condominium in Everett.

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By Eric Stevick and Diana Hefley
Herald Writers
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EVERETT -- Police in Everett were searching Thursday for a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a condominium on W. Casino Road.
Police believe Anthony Ryan De Vera, 21, shot and killed a 24-year-old man Wednesday morning.
Police discovered the slain man inside a condominium at 1001 W. Casino Road. He had been shot at least once, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.
The victim's identity was not released Thursday. Police said they are seeking De Vera's arrest for investigation of second-degree murder.
Detectives learned from a man who lives in the unit that he and several friends, including De Vera, had been at the home most of Tuesday night playing cards and dominoes, drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, according to an Everett District Court search warrant. Most of the guests had left, but De Vera and the man who was later killed remained overnight.
Sometime Wednesday morning, the man who lives at the condominium went outside to meet up with another friend to work on his car.
They were outside the unit when De Vera reportedly came outside and began to walk away. The man asked De Vera where he was going.
De Vera allegedly told the man he'd just "had words" with the man who wound up shot, Goetz said.
The man told detectives that De Vera "looked like he did something. He had a scared look on his face," according to a search warrant.
De Vera allegedly said the victim "had gotten in my face" and added something to the effect of "You didn't see me here."
The witness later told authorities that De Vera "always has a handgun."
When the man entered the condominium, he discovered his friend dead. He went to a friend's unit to call 911 a little after 11 a.m.
The victim was found upright on a sofa with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his chest, according to the search warrant.
De Vera, of Everett, should be considered armed and dangerous, Goetz said. If anyone sees him, they are asked to call 911. He is white, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 250 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
In 2009, a onetime roommate of De Vera sought a protection order in Snohomish County Superior Court. He alleged De Vera threatened him with a gun. De Vera and the man no longer shared a home.
The case was dismissed after a court commissioner ruled he had no jurisdiction because the dispute did not involve family, or people in a dating relationship or sharing a home.
Wednesday's shooting forced seven schools in the area to go into lockdown.
Law officers using a police dog searched the area without success.
Story tags » EverettCrimeHomicidePolice

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