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UPDATE: Suspects Held on $2 Million Bail Following Arlington Homicide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2023
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
ARLINGTON, Wash. – Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives identified and arrested two suspects involved in an Arlington homicide in early February. On Wednesday, March 22, both suspects appeared in court and were held on first-degree murder charges. Bail was set at $2 million for each suspect.
On February 7, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the 15000 block of 116th St NE around 8:20 a.m. for reports of a shooting. Two male suspects showed up to the residence shortly after 8 a.m. and forced entry into a motorhome on the property, where the 33-year-old victim and his wife were living. There was a verbal altercation between the two suspects and the victim. The victim was shot multiple times before the suspects fled the scene in a silver passenger vehicle. On February 11, the 33-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries.
During the investigation, patrol deputies and Major Crimes Unit detectives worked collaboratively to develop intelligence and positively identified the involved vehicle. Through an extensive investigation, including video evidence, physical evidence, and cellular data analysis, detectives identified both suspects involved in the shooting.
One suspect, a 37-year-old Everett man, was taken into custody on February 9 for three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and manufacturing and delivering drugs. He was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. On March 22, while still in custody, detectives referred additional charges for first-degree murder and a fourth count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
The second suspect, a 28-year-old Lynnwood man, was arrested on February 24 for unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle and obstructing a law enforcement officer. During the arrest, the suspect attempted to flee from deputies, rammed a patrol vehicle and was carrying a firearm in his waistband. The 28-year-old was arrested and transported to the Snohomish County Jail. On March 22, while still in custody, detectives referred an additional charge for first-degree murder.
On March 22, a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge held both suspects on first-degree murder and set their bail at $2 million each.
This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit tip line: 425-388-3845.