Man shot to death in yard after alleged parking-spot dispute

A Lynnwood man was arrested for investigation of second-degree murder, with bail set at $1 million.

LYNNWOOD — A man was shot to death in a driveway Saturday night following a fight about a parking spot, according to a police report filed in Snohomish County Superior Court.

The dispute was at a house on 203rd Street Southwest in Lynnwood, about a quarter mile from Heritage Park. A 27-year-old man who lived there has been arrested for investigation of second-degree murder.

Around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, a woman came home to find a neighbor’s car parked in front of her house, according to court documents. She and two men walked next door to complain.

They knocked on the door and another man answered. After a while they began to yell at one another, and eventually one of the men who approached the home allegedly punched the neighbor, breaking his teeth.

The two reportedly began to fight and fell down stairs, and the man who was home broke a leg. Others from inside the house came outside, and a bigger fight started in the driveway and yard.

Someone recorded the fight, and detectives later watched the video. At one point, one of the men who knocked on the door yelled, “Go get my gun,” court papers say.

Officers didn’t see anyone with a firearm in the “short, dark video.”

Moments later, the suspected shooter was on the front porch of the house with an AR-15 style rifle, according to witnesses.

The man allegedly shot two rounds into the air and the fight broke up.

As people were fleeing, some reported hearing three to four more gunshots and saw the victim fall near the end of the driveway.

Detectives later found six spent .22-caliber casings in the street near the house.

One woman said the man “stiffened” and sagged to the ground. Blood was coming from his head, she told officers.

That’s when someone called 911.

Once detectives arrived, people pointed out who they thought was the shooter. He’s a known gang member, the deputy wrote.

The suspect told officers he didn’t have a gun or hear any shots fired that night.

“Asked when the last time he shot a gun? He said ‘months ago,’” according to the police report.

Detectives asked the suspect to provide a DNA sample, and he requested an attorney.

The man was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. Bail was set at $1 million on Monday.

Stephanie Davey: 425-339-3192;; Twitter: @stephrdavey.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Officers surrounded a Motel 6 near Everett Tuesday morning after a reported rape. A man tried to flee but was subdued and arrested. (Ellen Dennis / The Herald) 20210615
Man arrested after standoff at motel over reported rape

Surrounded by a SWAT team near Everett, the man tried to flee but was subdued with pepper balls.

Trina Davis watches the while playing a game for ASA Tel Aviv in Israel. (Moshik Oshri)
She fled rocket fire in Israel for the safety of Marysville

MPHS grad Trina Davis was enjoying her first professional soccer season when the fighting broke out.

Arlington man claims he ‘lost control,’ stabbed wife to death

Police said Homero Osuna Gonzalez, 25, stole his wife’s phone and pretended to be her as he fled a murder scene.

Highway 99 fatal crash victim from Seattle identified

Sarah Cooper was the passenger in the car that reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic in Lynnwood.

Washingtonians for Change protesters rally in front of South Whidbey High School. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)
Whidbey groups clash over ‘critical race theory’ in school

One organizer said because most students are white, she saw no reason for a “Black Lives Matter” banner.

Early morning gunshots in Mukilteo lead to arrest

Detectives learned the shots were related to a domestic violence incident.

Hay Look Me Over, a Biewer terrier, with her handler, Molly Speckhardt, left, and owner Lynn McKee, of Lake Stevens. The 2-year-old terrier won a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon for second, or next best, among the girls in her class. (Submitted photo)
Hairy Lake Stevens pooch wins classy ribbon at Westminster

Hay Look Me Over competed in the new class of Biewer terriers. A Pekingese stole the whole show.

Parolee accused of raping stranger on way to work in Everett

Bail set at $250,000 for James Spitzer, who served time for a shootout with a Nevada sheriff’s sergeant in 2011.

Claiming a man pointed a gun at him, Kevin Rodriguez testifies in court at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Everett, Washington. Rodriguez was convicted of manslaughter for killing Evodio Garcia Martinez.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jury convicts Monroe man of manslaughter in grisly stabbing

Kevin Rodriguez, 30, went on trial for murder in a 2019 knife attack. He stabbed three roommates.

Most Read