Everett Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning at around 7:00 a.m. in the 1600 block of Walnut Street. Officer responded to a shots fired call and arrived to find two men shot outside a residence at 1601 Walnut Street. The victims, 19 year old and 21 year old Everett men were each shot at least one time. The 21 year old was transported to Harborview Hospital with a serious but non-life threatening gunshot wound to the face. The second victim was transported to Providence Hospital, Colby Campus, for treatment of a gunshot wound to the lower torso. His injuries were also not life-threatening.
Officers arrived within a minute of the call and were told by witnesses that the suspect, described as a black male in his 40’s, had fled in a green Taurus westerly on 16th Street. Officers learned that the shooting had occurred outside the residence at 1601 Walnut Street. That location can best be described as a very small multi-unit dwelling. Officers searched the area for the suspect’s car and notified other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Officers then secured the crime scene, which included the front apartment unit believed to be where the suspect lives. The officers and detectives then waited for a search warrant to enter the residence to search for evidence.
At about 9:30 a.m. one of the officers assigned to scene security observed the front door of the apartment opening and a man matching the suspect’s description exiting. The officer immediately ordered the suspect to his knees with his hand in the air. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the police station for questioning.
Detectives subsequently obtained a search warrant and are processing the crime scene. They also continue to interview people associated with this incident in an effort to piece together what happened this morning.
If anyone has information regarding this incident that they would like to share they can call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257 – 8450.