Marysville man fatally shot in Lake Stevens apartment


Herald Writer

LAKE STEVENS — A 55-year-old Marysville man visiting another man at a Lake Stevens apartment was shot to death Saturday night after an alleged dispute with another man, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.

The 60-year-old man who lived in the Lake Stevens apartment was arrested in Everett and booked into Snohomish County Jail on investigation of second degree murder, said Jan Jorgensen, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

Law enforcement officers responded to a 10:20 p.m. emergency call that someone had been shot Saturday night in the 400 block of 97th Avenue NE in Lake Stevens. Looking into a window of the apartment, officers saw a man lying facedown, Jorgensen said.

"When they were unable to get a response, they forced entry into the apartment and attempted to render aid," Jorgensen said. "The victim appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds."

Jorgensen said the two men, who had known each other for some time, allegedly had a dispute.

A trace of the 911 telephone call led authorities to an Everett home, where the 60-year-old suspect was arrested, Jorgensen said. Two rifles, one believed to be the murder weapon, were take from the Lake Stevens apartment.

"It appears that the 55-year-old Marysville man was visiting the suspect and the shooting occurred as a result of a dispute between the two men, who had known each other for quite some time," Jorgensen said.

The victim’s name was not released pending an autopsy by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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