Three injured in Everett shooting
Arrest made in Everett shooting
(Update - July 3, 2015)
Detectives investigating the June 29 shooting at Taco Bell (7431 Evergreen Way) developed probable cause and arrested 21 year-old Shaquille C. Jones of Everett on three counts of assault first degree (RCW 9A.36.011) last night. He has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
The investigation revealed that Jones drove to Taco Bell in a light colored SUV to allegedly sell prescription drugs. A gold Cadillac also arrived and its occupants were associates of Jones. While outside the restaurant, Jones called a 29 year-old white male standing near the restaurant doors a derogatory name. The male took offense and challenged Jones to fight. As Jones exited his SUV, he produced a handgun and fired numerous rounds. The male was struck as were two other males. One of the males was an associate of Jones.
All suspects fled the scene. Initial reports indicated the shooter was the driver of the Cadillac who transported the injured associate to the hospital. On the night of the shooting, the driver was arrested, questioned then released when it was determined he wasn’t responsible.
Based on interviews and video surveillance, detectives developed information that Jones was the suspect and determined there was probable cause for his arrest. Officers located and arrested Jones without incident. A handgun matching the descriptions given by witnesses was found under his seat. His SUV has been impounded pending a warrant to search it for additional evidence.
(Update - June 30, 2015)
After detectives interviewed the driver last night, he was released. The investigation continues and detectives are developing suspect information on the shooter. There are no details to provide at this time.
Of the two male standing near the business when the incident occurred, the 19 year-old from Lake Stevens was transported to Harborview Medical Center due to his injuries while the 29 year-old from Everett was treated and released. The injured passenger, an 18 year-old from Marysville, was admitted to Providence Medical Center Everett. While there is no current medical condition, the injuries to all three are still believed to be non-life threatening.
(Original Release - June 29, 2015)
EVERETT – Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating a parking lot shooting that injured three.
On Monday evening, June 29, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting with multiple victims in the parking lot of Taco Bell (7431 Evergreen Way). Arriving officers found two adult males had been wounded by gunfire and the shooter left the area. The two males were transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
Witnesses believed a white Cadillac drove into the parking lot and both the driver and passenger got out. They approached the two males who were standing near the business and started a verbal argument. The situation escalated when the driver pulled out a handgun and fired numerous rounds at the two males. During the shooting, both males were struck as was the passenger. The driver and passenger got into the Cadillac and drove away.
A short time after the males were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, a white Cadillac also arrived at the hospital with a passenger who had a gunshot wound. The passenger was treated for his injuries while officers detained the driver.
Detectives will interview the driver and the Cadillac has been impounded pending a search warrant to search the interior.
The injuries to all three of the males are believed to be non-life threatening. All of the males involved in the incident are adult.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and are investigating the incident.
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