LYNNWOOD — A 19-year-old Everett man has been arrested in connection with Saturday night’s shooting death near Martha Lake, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday morning for investigation of second-degree murder. A 22-year-old Lynnwood man was shot and killed during an argument, officials said.
The Everett man is suspected of firing the fatal shot, said Shari Ireton, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman. The suspect reportedly admitted to being at the location where a Honda Pilot, used to flee the shooting, was discovered.
The vehicle — the reported focus of the violent disagreement — was abandoned in Everett.
A group of people were outside an apartment complex in the 16100 block of Ash Way north of Lynnwood around 9 p.m. Saturday. They were looking for the Honda, which hadn’t been returned to the owner after it was loaned to a friend, according to sheriff’s office reports.
The Honda arrived shortly after. There was an altercation, and at least one shot was fired. The Lynnwood man, who reportedly was part of the group looking for the car, was struck. Deputies performed CPR, but he died from his injuries.
Detectives first believed three people drove away in the silver Honda. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said it now believes only two people were in the vehicle.
“Following up on leads and witness interviews related to the homicide, detectives now believe there were only two occupants in the suspect vehicle, a female driver and the suspect,” Ireton wrote in a news release. “It is believed that the suspect, who was in the passenger seat, fired a single shot through the closed window, striking and killing the victim.”
The driver and suspect reportedly abandoned the vehicle at a gas station near Rucker Avenue and 41st Street in Everett.
Someone called police Sunday morning after spotting the vehicle.
Detectives believe that they have located all those involved in the incident. The 19-year-old suspect is believed to be the lone shooter, Ireton said.
Formal identification of the victim is pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.
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