$250K bail kept in Lake Stevens shooting incident

LAKE STEVENS — Bail was maintained at $250,000 Monday for a Lake Stevens man who was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of attempted murder over the weekend.

The man, 55, is accused of removing a gun from a firearms cabinet, loading it and firing at his live-in girl friend, 38. He had not been charged as of late Monday.

Police were called around 1:45 a.m. Saturday to the home in the 9100 block of 15th Place SE.

The woman said the suspect pointed the handgun at her for several seconds before firing a single shot.

“She stated the bullet hit the door within inches of her,” court papers said. “She stated her ears were ringing and she could smell the gunshot residue.”

The bullet lodged in the door jamb next to the bedroom of a girl, 14.

“Just prior to firing the weapon, he was overheard repeatedly stating he was going to shoot her,” Lake Stevens police said in a written statement.

Three other children were inside the house at the time.

Two reported hearing threats and the gunfire.

A girl, 16, told police the couple often argues after they have been drinking alcohol and that she heard the man repeatedly say, “I’m gonna shoot you if you don’t leave,” court papers said. She reported hearing the shot.

The suspect initially resisted officers, but then complied, police wrote in court papers.

One officer wrote the suspect “was smirking” when a sergeant detained and searched him.

Eight other firearms were removed from the home after the shooting.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Suspect sought in two Everett bank robberies

He’s described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, with dark hair and a goatee, and may have a neck tattoo.

Jogger unharmed after fending off attacker in Edmonds

Police released video of a man they believe to be the attacker.

Two missing men found, one alive and one dead

The man found alive was found in an apartment across the hallway and taken to a hospital.

Darrington School Board dealing with upheavals

The crux of the controversy seems to be the superintendent’s job.

Alaska Airlines has selected destinations for new service from Paine Field. (Alaska Airlines)
Alaska Airlines will fly from Everett to 8 West Coast cities

Two destinations that didn’t make the list were Spokane and Hawaii.

Three teens arrested for Marysville school vandalism

Windows were broken and a trash bin was on fire Sunday night at a Marysville middle school.

Langley mayor threatens newspaper with lawsuit

The mayor threatened to sue the paper over claims he withheld public records disclosure information.

Divers called to recover body after train hits pedestrian

The accident was reported by a BNSF crew near Woods Creek in Monroe.

FILE - This Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, former Washington Gov. John Spellman, second from left, leaves a memorial service in Renton, Wash. Spellman, the last Republican governor elected in Washington, has died at age 91. Spellman’s son, Seattle attorney David Spellman, confirmed his death Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
John Spellman was last GOP governor of Washingon

He had spent recent weeks “being very disappointed with the Cougs and the Huskies,” his son said.

Most Read