Police survey a scene where a victim was found in a vehicle with bullet holes in the passenger side of the windshield along East Casino Road on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Police survey a scene where a victim was found in a vehicle with bullet holes in the passenger side of the windshield along East Casino Road on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett teenager charged with murder for shooting near Cascade High

Mohammed Jaiteh allegedly shot and killed Isaac Aney, 18. Police found the young men were part of an ongoing “volatile conflict.”

EVERETT — An Everett teenager was charged with second-degree murder Friday in the shooting and killing of another teenager.

Around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, police received an open line 911 call, according to the charges filed in Snohomish County Superior Court. A man screamed on the other end.

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

Other 911 callers reported a car was stopped in the middle of the road in the 1200 block of East Casino Road. Witnesses said a person on foot shot someone in the driver’s seat of the car, according to the charges.

Police arrived to find Isaac Aney in the driver’s seat of a black Acura with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where he died an hour later, according to court papers. Aney was 18.

The Acura was reportedly hit by multiple bullets. Officers at the scene found loose .40-caliber cartridge cases in the surrounding area.

A witness told police he heard gunshots while at a stop light at 7th Avenue SE and East Casino Road. The witness saw the suspect run away from the scene before turning south on 7th Avenue. He described the suspect as a tall, thin young man wearing black-and-white clothes, a black baseball hat, a black backpack and white Nike shoes, according to the charges.

Detectives interviewed three other witnesses who were inside the Acura. One of the passengers, a teenager, had a pistol on him and was arrested, the charges say. The teenager was grazed by gunfire and was not taken to the hospital.

All of the passengers in the Acura identified Mohammed Jaiteh, 18, as the shooter. A witness said the group saw Jaiteh walking on the sidewalk. After driving past him, Aney did a U-turn to drive back toward Jaiteh, prosecutors wrote. As the car turned around, Jaiteh allegedly started shooting at them.

Two of the witnesses told police Jaiteh was a former friend. Those witnesses consented to giving police their cell phones, according to the charges. Police discovered a “clear volatile conflict” between Jaiteh and the witnesses based on messages they exchanged.

A video on a witness’ phone showed Jaiteh in a physical fight with one of the passengers in the parking lot of Cascade High School, according to the charges.

The school resource officer at Mariner High School, where Jaiteh was a student, provided a surveillance photograph of Jaiteh from earlier that day. He was wearing clothes that matched a witness’ description. Jaiteh also lived in the area, court documents said.

Later that day, officers arrested Jaiteh outside his home.

Officers obtained a warrant to search Jaiteh’s home, and found six .40-caliber bullets in two different backpacks, according to the charges.

Days after the slaying, a witness driving in the area at the time of the shooting turned in a pair of dash camera videos, capturing the shooting. An Acura, driven by Aney, is shown turning around on Highway 526 and pulling up to stop on the sidewalk curb. The front passenger door barely opens before a figure on the sidewalk begins firing at the car, according to court papers.

Jaiteh is “clearly visible” in the video, prosecutors alleged.

Prosecutors asked the court to maintain $1 million bail.

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

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