EVERETT — A gold, coin and gun shop owner opened fire as a thief fled his Everett store Friday afternoon, according to Everett police.
The thief jumped into a car carrying valuables he’d stolen from the shop around 4:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of Evergreen Way, officer Aaron Snell said. The pawn shop owner fired at least one round, but it’s unclear if he fired at the vehicle or into the air.
Officers tracked down the vehicle nearby and arrested a passenger, who was suspected of being the thief, Snell said. He’s accused of first-degree theft. The driver had apparently run off.
Police were investigating if the gunfire was justified.