Man fatally shot at Marysville apartments; suspect arrested

MARYSVILLE — A shooting outside an apartment complex left a 59-year-old man dead Sunday afternoon, Marysville police said.

Officers responded to the 4500 block of 73rd Place NE around 5:45 p.m. after several shots were fired, Marysville police Cmdr. Mark Thomas said.

The lone suspect, also a 59-year-old man, was arrested nearby. He also allegedly was involved in an apparently unrelated assault earlier involving another passenger on a bus.

“He was sitting on a curb and appeared to be waiting for police to arrive” at the shooting scene, Thomas said.

The slain man lived on the street where he was shot, Thomas said. The suspected shooter is believed to be from south Snohomish County. Detectives were trying to determine how the men were connected, if at all.

“It is still very early in the investigation. Motive for the shooting, and any relationship between the suspect and victim are still under investigation,” Thomas said.

Officers already were in the area when the shooting occurred. They had been called out to an apparently unrelated confrontation between two passengers who exited a Community Transit bus roughly 10 blocks away, Thomas said. A firearm was brandished in that incident, but no shots were fired.

Police confirmed the man who allegedly displayed the handgun in that incident also was the man who is believed to have later fired the fatal shots.

They know the victim had no involvement in the earlier incident, Thomas said.

The suspect was booked into jail for investigation of second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

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