Suspects flee after shooting near Lynnwood, 1 dies in crash

Detectives found at least 40 shots had been fired at an apartment complex. One suspect got away.

LYNNWOOD — A man died in a crash after he and another suspect in a shooting tried getting away from police, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies had terminated their pursuit before the fatal crash, according to a news release.

Deputies had responded around 12:45 a.m. to reports of shots being fired at an apartment complex in the 14800 block of Admiralty Way. They found the suspects’ vehicle and attempted a traffic stop near the 13900 block of Ash Way, a couple of miles away. The suspect reportedly accelerated, and deputies gave chase.

The suspects allegedly led the deputies up to 164th Street SW, onto I-5 southbound, and off again on NE 145th Street, in Shoreline. The suspects’ vehicle reportedly was going 90 mph in the oncoming lane of traffic when deputies terminated the pursuit.

The suspects crashed near 36th Avenue NE and NE 145th Street in Lake Forest Park. One of the men in the vehicle was dead at the scene. His identity, as well as his manner and cause of death, will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The second man ran away. Deputies searched the area with a police dog but couldn’t find the suspect.

Collisions detectives were investigating the crash Thursday morning, closing the road on NE 145th Street for several hours.

Back at the apartment complex, detectives with the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit found evidence that at least 40 shots had been fired. Several bullets struck buildings. A second vehicle is believed to be involved. Detectives did not know what led up to the shooting. The fleeing suspects’ vehicle was confirmed stolen, according to the sheriff’s office.

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