EVERETT — A jury on Tuesday found Wayne Alpert guilty in the shooting death of one man and the assault of another.
Alpert had just walked off the bus at a Marysville stop in June 2017, when he pointed a loaded gun at another passenger.
About half an hour later, he wandered into an apartment complex and shot Seaton Jeffry Baker, 59.
Alpert, 61, of Lynnwood, was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree assault. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 17.
The killing came shortly after an incident where Alpert yelled at a Community Transit bus driver. A rider asked Alpert to calm down.
They got off the bus at the same time. Alpert took out a gun, loaded a round and aimed it at the man.
The man called 911, and Alpert left.
He then walked through the parking lot of Baker’s apartment building on 73rd Place NE.
Baker was on the balcony with a friend and didn’t recognize Alpert.
They asked if he knew someone who lived there. Alpert said yes.
Baker didn’t believe him and went downstairs to talk to him. Baker’s friend heard gunshots and saw Alpert running away.
Baker was shot eight times. A bullet to the heart likely knocked him down, and the other seven were apparently fired while he was on the ground, records show.
Police found Alpert on a nearby curb, shouting, “I shot him, I shot him.”
The verdict was announced early Tuesday afternoon, following a two-week trial.