Police: Two people of interest in Mill Creek homicide

Mill Creek police haven’t made any arrests in the killing of Nathaniel Grimmett, 43, over a month ago.

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MILL CREEK — Police are zeroed in on two people of interest in their investigation of a killing last month in Mill Creek.

Investigators sent evidence in the death of Nathaniel Grimmett for forensic analysis to the state crime lab, Detective Sergeant Bart Foutch said. Detectives believe it will show one of the two were involved in Grimmett’s killing the morning of June 6.

Around 6:10 a.m., witnesses reported gunshots and yelling in the 14700 block of Main Street in Mill Creek. After the shots, the witnesses told police a sedan fled north on Main Street, according to search warrants obtained by The Daily Herald. No description of the vehicle was given to police.

Officers found blood and spent bullet casings on the ground of the third-floor breezeway of the Hawthorne Apartments, Mill Creek Detective Chris White wrote in the warrants. A trail of blood led to one unit.

Grimmett, 43, stumbled into the apartment and collapsed in the bathroom. The Cashmere man died of a gunshot wound, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office determined. The manner of death was deemed homicide.

One witness reported seeing Grimmett a few hours before the shooting, at a gas station on 164th Street SE. Grimmett left after his car overheated. Two days earlier, he bought a used car at a motel on Evergreen Way, according to police.

In the warrants, investigators give no possible motive for Grimmett’s killing or identify any potential suspects.

Tips about Grimmett’s death can be directed to Foutch or White at 425-745-6175 or investigations@millcreekwa.gov.

Jake Goldstein-Street: 425-339-3439; jake.goldstein-street@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @GoldsteinStreet.

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