EVERETT — Three months after a quadruple shooting at a south Everett apartment, a man who was shot in the back of the neck is still struggling to recover.
According to charging papers filed in December, the man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with “significant brain issues.”
The alleged shooter and his girlfriend, both from Tacoma, were later arrested in Texas. In the past few weeks, both were extradited back to Washington.
Moses Malachi Brewer, 20, is charged with four counts of first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. His girlfriend, Hailey Alexis Hanby, 19, is accused of criminal assistance.
Brewer was arraigned in Snohomish County Superior Court on Feb. 10. A judge set his bail at $2 million. Hanby was arraigned last month and had her bail set at $500,000. They both remained in the Snohomish County Jail on Friday.
Prosecutors wrote that Brewer went to Everett in November with a small group for a candlelight vigil. He reportedly wanted to buy Percocet, so one of his friends took them to an apartment in the 100 block of West Casino Road.
Court papers say Brewer and the friend went into the apartment shortly before 3 a.m. on Nov. 21. Those inside reported that, after a few minutes of talking and joking, the friend bent down to pick up cigarettes off the floor and Brewer, unprovoked, allegedly shot him in the back of the neck. Then he shot at the three other men inside the apartment, charging papers say.
One man suffered six gunshot wounds, another was shot in the knee, and a third was shot at least twice, prosecutors wrote.
Everett police searched the area but couldn’t find any suspects. At some point, Brewer and Hanby fled the state, police say.
On Dec. 19, authorities arrested Brewer and Hanby in the Houston area. They are expected to appear in court again Feb. 28.