EVERETT — A 17-year-old Everett boy has been charged in adult court with shooting his friend earlier this month.
Eamon Jouett is accused of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon. It’s not his first time in trouble with the law.
The shooting was reported about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at his home near W. Mukilteo Boulevard.
Police allege that Jouett’s friend, 20, moved in that night as a roommate. The two had known each other about a year. They injected heroin together and went to sleep.
When the 20-year-old woke up, he accused Jouett of stealing his $2,000 and an Xbox.
Jouett allegedly grabbed an assault-style rifle and began to shoot. The friend also armed himself and fired shots before fleeing the house.
The friend was grazed in the chest by a bullet, according to court papers. Three more bullets went through his jacket.
Jouett was shot in the leg. That was a detail the Everett Police Department did not disclose in the initial briefing provided to reporters.
Once outside the home, the friend allegedly tried to get back in. He shot out the lock on the front door. The two reportedly exchanged shots again through the door. The friend was detained and released after questioning.
Jouett refused to come outside, the report says. He offered to throw the guns out the window. Officers advised him not to do that.
A SWAT team was called, and Jouett eventually surrendered.
The SWAT team found spent casings and bullet holes throughout the four-bedroom home. The office alone had about 15 holes in the ceiling, records show. Those shots apparently were fired through the floor of the upper story.
Another bullet apparently traveled through the laundry room wall, into the garage, through four sections of a folded-up ping-pong table and into a lawn mower.
A rifle was found behind a bed. Three other guns also were located.
The same house was the location of an invasion robbery May 24. Jouett’s family told police they suspected the robbers were friends of a girl who had spent time with their son. The robbery remains under investigation.
Jouett’s court history goes back several years.
In 2014, he was arrested for investigation of malicious mischief after allegedly hitting his mother’s car with a piece of concrete. He allegedly was high on methamphetamine and on probation at the time. His mother told police she was hoping he would get into rehabilitation. No charges were filed.
Jouett also has convictions from 2013 for burglary, attempted robbery and a weapons violation. In the robbery case, he was accused of stealing a cellphone at knifepoint. He told police he was just “messing around” with the kids that were targeted.
In his new case, he pleaded not guilty earlier this week. Trial is set for February.
Rikki King: 425-339-3449; firstname.lastname@example.org; @rikkiking.