Two arrested in deadly Everett robbery
(Updated Release - October 21, 2017)
Just after midnight on October 17th, officers responded to the 1600 block of 22nd St on the report of a robbery with a weapon and shots being fired inside an apartment. Arriving officers found two adult males - one deceased and the second with a gunshot wound. The injured male, a 38 year-old Everett man, sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening. On October 19th, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased male as 55 year-old Darren D. Larson of Everett, WA who suffered a gunshot wound to the back.
During the course of their investigation, detectives were told the 38 year-old victim was in his bedroom when a male entered, struck him in the head with a gun, then demanded money and drugs. The 38 year-old gave the suspect the items. As the suspect left, he was confronted by another roommate. During this interaction, the 38 year-old tried using a stun gun on the suspect but got shot in the head. As the suspect fled the apartment through the front door, he then shot Darren Larson in the back.
Detectives interviewed witnesses and pieced together suspect information for a male and female known to some of the local residents. It is believed the two stole an item from the 38 year-old victim a few days before the shooting. Witnesses also indicated the male had a gun. Additional information led detectives to a hotel in Seattle where the male and female were taken into custody late in the day on October 20th.
The male, a 24 year-old transient, will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for murder and assault charges.
The female, an 18 year-old, admitted to knowing the male planned to rob the 38 year-old and had obtained a firearm. She will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for murder charges.
Robbery turns deadly in Everett
(Original Release - October 17, 2017)
EVERETT – Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting that killed one and injured another in north Everett.
Just after midnight, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of 22nd St on the report of shots being fired inside an apartment. Arriving officers and fire units found two adult males - one deceased and the second with a gunshot wound. The second male was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett with what are believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries.
A police K-9 track was attempted but the male suspect had fled the apartment and is believed to have driven from the area before officers arrived.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the incident and will be talking to the injured victim and witnesses to piece together what happened. While there is minimal information about the suspect or his vehicle, early indications lead investigators to believe the victims may have known the suspect.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will take custody of the deceased to determine cause and manner of death and will provide identity once family has been notified.
No further updates are expected tonight but will be provided as information becomes available.
Anyone with information about this incident or knows the suspect is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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