In robbery attempt, man with fake gun is shot by a real one

Two men met in Everett for the sale of an iPhone. The buyer apparently didn’t want to pay.

EVERETT — A man was in critical condition Friday after being shot Thursday night in south Everett.

The man reportedly used a fake gun to try to rob someone during some kind of transaction. The intended target had a real gun and shot him, according to police.

Detectives are in communication with the person who opened fire.

The two parties met at the South Everett Park & Ride and later went to the BECU nearby, Everett police Lt. Ryan Dalberg said.

“Initial reports indicate that the two men had arranged to meet so that one could sell the other an iPhone,” according to a news release. “During the interaction, the intended buyer allegedly pulled a fake gun and attempted to rob the seller. The seller responded by pulling a real gun and shooting the other man several times.”

Decisions have not been made on potential arrests or charges, Dalberg said. Investigators still were collecting and reviewing evidence, including surveillance footage.

No additional information was made public Friday afternoon.

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