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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting Following Alleged Attempted Robbery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 25, 2014

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Media line:  425-359-9323  

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – Major crimes detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting of a robbery suspect at the 7000 block of 126th Dr NE.  It is believed that two men, the homeowner and a male acquaintance, were in the garage when two males entered with their faces covered and allegedly attempted to rob them at gunpoint.  The acquaintance of the homeowner, a 33 year-old male, allegedly pulled a gun out of his car and shot one of the robbery suspects.  The other suspect fled.  The homeowner called 911.

The wounded suspect, believed to be 41 years-old, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.  The homeowner, a man in his 30’s, was taken to Providence Hospital for medical evaluation.

Deputies have closed 68th St NE from 123rd Ave NE to traffic, although homeowners in the area are being let through to return home.  Investigators are expected to stay on scene for several hours.