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Deputies Arrest Suspect for Shooting in Mariner High School Parking Lot on Monday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2022
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
EVERETT, Wash. – On Tuesday, Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 15-year-old for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Disturbing School Activity and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property.
Around 3:10 p.m. Monday, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in the parking lot of Mariner High School. The suspect, a 15-year-old, fired multiple shots into a passenger vehicle. The suspect fled the scene on foot and the victims fled in a vehicle. A K-9 team responded to the scene but was unable to locate the suspect. Shortly after, deputies located the involved vehicle occupied by two juvenile victims. They were not injured. Both victims were uncooperative and were released. The vehicle had a bullet hole and was seized pending a search warrant.
Patrol deputies continued to investigate the shooting and positively identified the suspect and developed Probable Cause for his arrest.
On Tuesday at approximately 5:50 p.m., Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) deputies located the suspect in the 2300 block of 119th Street SW and took him into custody.
The 15-year-old suspect was transported to Denney Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Disturbing School Activity and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property.
The suspect had his initial court appearance today and a judge set his bail at $250 cash or $2,500 bondable. He has since posted bail and was released.
“I am very proud of the quick response and thorough investigative work done by our deputies,” said Sheriff Adam Fortney. “Public safety remains our top priority and the youngest members of our community deserve to always be safe at school. I am discouraged to learn the suspect was released in less than 24 hours without an ankle monitor or any additional layer of accountability and protection for our community.”