EVERETT — The fatal shot that turned a drug robbery into a homicide in Everett on Sunday was unprovoked, according to new police records.
Detectives on Wednesday arrested the suspected shooter, David Wright, 31, of Everett, after pulling him over.
He was being held Thursday for investigation of first-degree murder. Four others also have been taken into custody in connection with the incident. The involved weapon has not been recovered.
Wright was a stranger to the victim, Raul Cuadros, 19, of Bothell, according to the arrest report.
Wright was with a group of people who planned to meet up with Cuadros and a woman for a drug deal outside the Jack in the Box at 8520 Evergreen Way.
Both sides were aiming to rob the other, according to investigators. Wright was on Department of Corrections supervision at the time.
The woman who was with Cuadros was among those detained. She is accused of attempting to hide Cuadros’ weapon after he was wounded.
Cuadros did not display his gun, which was in his waistband, before he was killed, according to the information collected by police.
The woman reportedly recognized one of the suspects. He claims they knew each other because she had set him up for a different drug robbery before. Others said he wanted to get back at her.
Investigators say Wright has admitted to taking part in Sunday’s meet-up but denied being the one who opened fire.
A judge on Thursday found probable cause for the arrest. Bail was set at $1 million.