Days after Everett shooting, man dies; suspect arrested

The suspect allegedly shot the man in the head during a robbery. A judge set bail at $5 million.


EVERETT — A judge has set bail at $5 million for a man accused of fatally shooting another man at a south Everett apartment.

The suspect, 40, who was arrested last week, did not appear at an Everett District Court bail hearing Monday. District Court Judge Anthony Howard granted the state’s requested bail amount and found probable cause for the crimes of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and drug possession with intent to deliver. He was in custody at the Snohomish County Jail.

First responders were called to reports of gunfire on April 26 at an apartment complex in the 7700 block of Timber Hill Drive, in the Valley View neighborhood. They arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

The injured man, 29, was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. He died of his wounds five days later, Everett deputy police chief John DeRousse said.

A witness reported the suspect was with two friends who were dropping a couple’s children off at an apartment in the complex that afternoon.

The suspect barged into a bedroom demanding money and drugs, according to a police report. He cocked a gun and pointed it at the parents. Then he shot the father in the head, police wrote.

A surveillance camera in the couple’s bedroom caught the shooting on video.

The man allegedly stole a bag and ran out of the apartment and fled on foot. Two people followed the suspect in a white Toyota Camry. When the driver caught up to the suspect, she reportedly stopped the car. The suspect got in the back seat, police wrote.

“Get the (expletive) out of the car,” he reportedly said.

The people got out and the suspect drove away in the Toyota, police wrote.

Police reportedly found and arrested the suspect Friday in the 2900 block of Nassau Street, near downtown Everett.

After obtaining a judge’s permission, law enforcement searched the suspect’s backpack and reportedly found what appeared to be a large block of heroin, 10 bags of fentanyl, a small bag of methamphetamine and a scale.

The suspect was convicted of a series of burglaries in 2017. Court records show he served time in prison and was on a lengthy probation. At the time of his arrest, he was wanted on a warrant for violating probation.

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