A Snohomish man pleaded guilty to first-degree assault Tuesday after admitting he rammed a forklift into another man’s truck Oct. 25 and shot him in the shoulder.
Brian Walter McGuire, 40, entered the plea during a brief hearing before Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Richard Thorpe.
Deputy prosecutor Paul Stern said he will seek a 13-year sentence for McGuire. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 28.
The incident occurred in the parking lot of a cabinet shop in Maltby. The victim is a man who had been dating McGuire’s ex-girlfriend. All three worked in the same cabinet shop, according to court papers.
Prosecutors alleged McGuire was upset that the 33-year-old woman was going out with the co-worker, so he took a forklift and rammed it into the new suitor’s truck.
When the new boyfriend appeared, McGuire pulled a pistol from a backpack and chased him around the parking lot, firing six shots, Stern said.
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