SNOHOMISH — When negotiation and pepper spray failed to persuade an Everett man to surrender after he allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend, a smashed wall and a police dog succeeded.
The 32-year-old man allegedly was firing a 9mm handgun around 7:40 p.m. Sunday inside a residence in the 1000 block of Bluff Avenue, near Morgantown Park, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The woman safely left the home.
SWAT arrived around 9:30 p.m. and began negotiations for the man to surrender. They were unsuccessful, leading to their use of pepper spray. When that failed to draw the man out of the home, a BearCat vehicle, a kind of armored personnel carrier that looks like a SUV on steroids, was used to tear off part of the exterior wall for a police dog team to enter.
The man was treated for dog bites and other minor injuries at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, the sheriff’s office said.
He was arrested for investigation of domestic violence assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.