Police identify man who allegedly fired at a deputy

Collin Irons, 30, was taken into custody Friday evening.

Collin Irons (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Collin Irons (Washington State Department of Corrections)

UPDATE: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Friday evening that Collin Irons was taken into custody without incident. No further details were immediately available.

LYNNWOOD — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help finding a man accused of shooting at a deputy this week north of Lynnwood.

The sheriff’s office responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 14800 block of Highway 99 around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. As a uniformed deputy approached, a man later identified as Collin Irons shot at the deputy with a .45-caliber pistol, Lt. Jason Toner said.

The deputy returned fire. The suspect fled. The deputy was not injured. It was unclear if the suspect was hurt.

Several residents called authorities Wednesday to report a man who matched the suspect’s description, jumping fences.

Irons, 30, is wanted for first-degree assault. He was sentenced to over six years in prison in 2016 for possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen 9 mm Glock pistol and — in a separate case — third-degree assault, after he fought with a Washington State Patrol trooper in the Lynnwood area. Irons was released on Jan. 3, according to the state Department of Corrections. He was being supervised by the department’s Lynnwood office.

Irons should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the sheriff’s office. Toner urged “extreme caution” if he’s sighted.

Tips can be directed to the sheriff’s office at 425-388-3845. Or call 911.

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