Everett police officers survey the scene of a shooting along East Casino Road on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett police officers survey the scene of a shooting along East Casino Road on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bail set at $1M for suspect in fatal Casino Road shooting

Mohammed “Mo” Jaiteh, 18, appeared in court Monday afternoon. He is accused of shooting a teen to death Friday.

EVERETT — Bail was set at $1 million Monday for the the teenager arrested in connection with the fatal shooting Friday of another Everett teen.

On Friday night, Everett police arrested Mohammed “Mo” Jaiteh, 18, for investigation of second-degree murder.

Hours earlier, around 1:25 p.m. Friday, police received an open-line call, according to a police report. A voice could be heard screaming on the other line.

“Help, my friend is dying,” the voice reportedly said.

Witnesses reported a man on foot shot a driver in the 1200 block of East Casino Road, according to police.

Police found a teenager, 18, in the driver’s seat of a car, with a gunshot wound to the side of his chest, according to the report. Firefighters took the wounded teen to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where he was pronounced dead at 2:34 p.m.

Investigators examined the black Acura in which the teenager was shot, detectives wrote. The car had several bullet holes, including one on the hood, two on the windshield and multiple on the passenger side door, according to police.

Witnesses reported the shooter ran away south on 7th Avenue Southeast, police said. Detectives interviewed three people who were all in the car at the time of the shooting.

They all identified Jaiteh as the shooter, according to the report.

One of the witnesses reported seeing Jaiteh walking on the sidewalk in the 700 block of East Casino Road under the Highway 526 overpass. He told police they drove past Jaiteh, made a U-turn and started driving toward him. Jaiteh started shooting at the Acura, according to police.

Jaiteh matched physical descriptions given by other witnesses, police said. He also lived near the shooting location.

Witnesses showed texts to police officers showing a “clear volatile conflict” between Jaiteh and the people inside the Acura, according to the report.

Officers surveilled Jaiteh’s house. He returned around 9:30 p.m.

A couple hours later, police arrested Jaiteh.

This was the second shooting death of a teenager in Everett in the past five weeks. On the morning of Sept. 8, Bryan Tamayo-Franco was shot to death while waiting at a school bus stop on Hardeson Road. He was 15.

Police arrested two suspects in the previous shooting. Both men and the deceased teenagers were members of rival gangs, investigators said.

At Jaiteh’s first appearance in court Monday, emotional friends and family of the deceased filled the courtroom.

Prosecutors asked for bail to be set at $1 million. Investigators had received additional dash cam footage from a nearby car of what appeared to be Jaiteh allegedly shooting at the Acura as it turned around.

Everett District Court Commissioner Jennifer Millett found probable cause and set bail as prosecutors recommended.

Jonathan Tall: 425-339-3486; jonathan.tall@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @snocojon.

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