Emergency crews responded to the incident near Shoultes Elementary School. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

Emergency crews responded to the incident near Shoultes Elementary School. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

Marysville man charged with assault against medics, police

He’s accused of firing toward first responders after they were called to his house last month.

MARYSVILLE — The man is accused of shooting at first responders as soon as they drove up to the house.

The defendant, 50, recently was charged with two counts of first-degree assault.

Last month, the man’s wife called 911 after hearing gunshots coming from the bedroom. Police reports say that he then fired toward Marysville officers from his house on 47th Drive NE.

The man wasn’t supposed to have any guns because of a previous felony. Officers confiscated six rifles from the residence after obtaining a search warrant.

The Marysville Police Department also has asked for an extreme-risk protection order against the man, which was approved by a judge.

The civil order prohibits someone from having access to firearms if they are considered a threat to themselves or others. As a requirement of the agreement, the defendant must have a mental health evaluation within 30 days of his release from jail. The Daily Herald is not naming the man because of the circumstances around his case.

The night of the shooting, the man’s wife thought he had shot himself and was scared to check on him. She called police around 7:30 p.m. and waited for officers in the backyard.

An ambulance and a patrol car arrived first. Both were hit by bullets.

After that, the SWAT team was called in.

They used a loud speaker to communicate with the man. After a couple of announcements he began to shoot again, according to arrest reports.

The team’s military-style personnel carrier was struck. Two officers inside that vehicle returned fire toward the house, records show.

Police were able to get a hold of the man on his cell phone. It reportedly sounded like he had been drinking.

“I’m going to do the stand-down thing,” the suspect said. “Meaning no more gunfire from them, and no more from me.”

He exited the house about two hours after the initial call to 911.

He was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail, where he remained Thursday. His bail is set at $250,000. A trial is scheduled for Jan. 25.

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

This story has been amended to clarify the suspect shot at responders as they drove up to the house, and not while they were in the house.

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