8 years for suspect who shot man in head at Everett bus stop

Tyrone Carr had accused the other man of stealing his meth pipe.

Tyrone Carr at Snohomish Superior Court in Everett on Tuesday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

Tyrone Carr at Snohomish Superior Court in Everett on Tuesday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald )

EVERETT — A man who shot another person in the head at an Everett bus stop last year was sentenced this week to eight years and one month in prison.

Tyrone Carr, 46, pleaded guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court in December to second-degree assault. He initially was charged with first-degree assault.

On Jan. 14, 2021, Carr got up from a bench and accused another man of stealing his meth pipe, according to court documents.

The man, who was homeless, denied the allegation. He reported he was only picking up trash near the Swift bus stop in the 11800 block of Airport Road in Everett.

Carr shot the man in the head, prosecutors wrote.

The wounded man was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and put in a medically induced coma, according to charging papers. He survived.

In court Tuesday, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Tyler Scott called it a “life-altering” injury. He requested the high-end of the sentencing range set by state guidelines.

Defense attorney Derek Conom asked for the low-end. In court papers, he wrote of Carr’s upbringing in a series of orphanages, shelters and boys homes.

“It was not a warm and nurturing upbringing,” Conom wrote.

These days, Carr has four kids.

Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent opted for the middle of the suggested sentencing range. He noted Carr’s lengthy criminal history: nine felonies, including another shooting in Arizona in the ’90s, when Carr almost killed someone else.

Talking to the court, Carr said he was going to spend his time in prison reflecting on his life and improving himself.

Okrent said he hoped the defendant would stay true to his word.

Herald writer Jake Goldstein-Street contributed to this story.

Zachariah Bryan: 425-339-3431; zbryan@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @zachariahtb.

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