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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 8, 2018

CONTACTS: Jeff Brand, Lieutenant, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3829, Media line: 425-249-6263


EVERETT, Wash. –At about 12:40 AM, 911 call takers began receiving reports of a fight at the Rec Room Tavern, 14900 block Highway 99.  Initial reports stated there were 15-20 people inside the tavern fighting and shots had been fired.  Responding deputies requested mutual aid assistance from Everett and Lynnwood Police Departments.

The suspects were leaving the scene in vehicles as deputies were arriving.  While some units remained at the scene, investigating, other units searched to locate the suspects.  A County Sergeant located and stopped one suspect vehicle, occupied by six adults.  Those people were taken into custody.  Lynnwood units located another vehicle and took more people into custody.

According to witnesses, the suspects came into the bar and began harassing the disc jockey, who was an adult black male.  The suspects were white and using racial slurs during the incident.  Reportedly the disc jockey was assaulted and some of his equipment was damaged during the fight.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

At this point, the reports of gunfire have not been confirmed and nine adults have been arrested for Malicious Harassment, Assault, Malicious Mischief and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.  The suspect’s cities of residence are not available at this time.  EOR.