Everett man was shot to death; grandfather still in hospital

The grandson was identified Wednesday as William “Billy” VanMechelen.

EVERETT — The death of an Everett man, allegedly shot by his 94-year-old grandfather, has been ruled a homicide.

The grandson was identified Wednesday as William Lee “Billy” VanMechelen, 46.

He was killed around 10:15 a.m. at a house on Madison Avenue, a couple of blocks west of Evergreen Way.

An autopsy showed VanMechelen died of gunshot wounds, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Everett police are investigating what led up to the shooting. The grandfather remained hospitalized this week for a mental health evaluation. No other new details were released Wednesday.

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