FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29th, 2019
Deputy Chief John DeRousse, acting public information officer, media line: 425-257-7444
After confrontation, male struck by vehicle, later dies. Suspect arrested.
EVERETT – Detectives with the Traffic Safety Unit have arrested a male after he struck a male pedestrian with his car and fled the scene. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
At about 10:25pm on June 28th, officers and the Everett Fire Department responded to the report of a person that was struck by a car in the 2900 block of 12th Street. Witness described a white sedan fleeing the area. Upon arrival, an adult male with serious injuries was found lying in the roadway. It was later discovered that he had been in an altercation with occupants of the vehicle before it struck him and fled. Everett Fire transported the male to the Providence Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The Everett Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) responded to the scene to investigate the collision and attempt to reconstruct what occurred. After contacting witnesses and searching the area, TSU and patrol officers were able to identify the driver of the fleeing vehicle. He was contacted and arrested in the 1900 block of Baker Avenue at about 4:30am the next morning. The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for Murder 2nd, Vehicular Homicide and Hit and Run-Fatality. Another male was also arrested after providing police with a false statement about the suspect’s location.
The suspect’s vehicle was located and impounded. The TSU will be applying for a search warrant, so they can more thoroughly examine the vehicle and collect additional evidence related to this crime.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has taken custody of the body and will be responsible for releasing his identity.
Anyone with information about this incident 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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