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Detectives Continue Investigating Lake Stevens Homicide


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2023


CONTACTS: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263


LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - At approximately 4:25 p.m. on Friday, deputies responded to a shooting in the 15300 block of 84th Street NE. Upon arrival, deputies located a 41-year-old man deceased in the roadway. 


During the investigation, detectives learned there was a road rage incident occurring between a 23-year-old man and an adult woman. They were both driving in traffic going eastbound on 84th Street NE. The 23-year-old man exited his vehicle and approached the woman driving the vehicle in front of him. As he was confronting the female driver, she informed him that a man was attempting to steal his vehicle. 


The 23-year-old returned to his vehicle and a physical altercation occurred with the 41-year-old man. During the altercation, the 23-year-old man shot the 41-year-old. He died at the scene. 

The 41-year-old man was in the area riding a bicycle prior to the incident occurring. It is believed he was associated with a nearby property. None of the three parties involved were known to each other. 


The 23-year-old man is cooperating with detectives. No arrests have been made. 


This remains an active investigation. 


Positive identification of the decedent, as well as cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

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