It was a rough way to end the year for one driver on 100th Street SE near Costco this afternoon as their pickup burst into flames. It happened shortly after 5pm as the truck was going westbound on 100th. The crew from engine 7 was able to quickly put the blaze out but the truck appeared to be a total loss. There were no injuries.
Everett man not likely to survive after being shot in the head by his wife
The man shot in the head by his wife yesterday in the 2500 block of Chestnut is currently on life support. This afternoon during a probable cause hearing for his wife, who was arrested last night on charges of Assault 1st degree, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Alsdorf told judge Tam Bui that the 42-year-old victim is not expected to survive his injuries. As the man’s 30-year-old wife refused to come to the probable cause hearing, judge Bui continued it until Tuesday afternoon at 1pm. The woman will remain in the Snohomish County Jail and is being held without bail. According to probable cause papers from Everett Police, the woman and her husband had been arguing for 15 – 20 minutes prior to the shooting. Everett Police also wrote in the probable cause papers that the woman stated she thought the gun was unloaded and she did not mean to shoot him. The woman has retained an attorney and could face murder or manslaughter charges if her husband does pass away.
Everett Police officers are processing the shooting scene in the 2500 block of Chestnut.
A 42-year-old Everett man is in critical condition at Providence Regional Medical Center and his 30-year-old wife is in Everett Police custody following a reported domestic call at a north Everett Apartment. Everett Police Sgt. Robert Goetz tells My Everett News that officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of Chestnut around 5:30 pm. As the first officers were arriving, they were notified that the woman of the house called 9-1-1 and reported she just shot her husband. Officers were able to take the woman into custody while medics rushed the husband to the hospital. Goetz says the last word they have is the husband is in critical condition. A handgun was recovered at the scene. Everett Police major case detectives are processing the scene and talking with the woman.
Many benefit concerts are being planned as a result of the fire
In addition to taking the life of a Lynnwood man, the Christmas Eve fire at The Storehouse in Everett also destroyed thousands of dollars of equipment for bands based in Everett and who support the Everett Music scene. Several concerts are being arranged to raise money so these local musicians can replace their equipment. Here’s a partial listing of some of those events provided by one of the organizers…
On Christmas Eve, the storage sheds that half the bands in Everett use as a practice space tragically burned down, taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment with it. Several bands lost everything and they could really use your help right now. There are a bunch of benefit shows scheduled already, and if you’ve ever had even a passing interest in the local music scene, I urge you to go to at least one of them and support these guys in their time of need.
–Dec 30 at Flight’s Pub Everett
–Dec 30 at The shipwreck Tavern
–New Years Eve at Flight’s Pub Everett
–Jan 1 Potluck at Tony Vs Garage Everett
–Jan 6 at Uncle Sam’s American Bar and Grill Spanaway
–Jan 14 at Tony V’s Garage Everett
–Every Monday in Jan at One-Eyed Jack’s Roadhouse Everett:
You can also make an online donation to assist the band equipment fund by clicking here or using an alternate site here.
There is a donation box at Tony V’s Garage.
Hell’s Kitchen and One-Eyed Jacks will be taking donations New Years Eve.
The person who died in the fire has been identified as 31-year-old Matthew J. Paulsene of Lynnwood. Everett Police and Fire investigators are expected back at the fire scene today to continue trying to determine the cause of the fire.
Click to see KING 5's Gary Chittim's report on Everett sewage dumping
KING 5 TV tonight aired a report detailing how the City of Everett dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Snohomish River during the Thanksgiving rain storm. Click Here to see the report.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of this fire
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has identified the victim found in the rubble of the Christmas Eve fire at The Storehouse on Smith Street in Everett. The M.E. says 31-year-old Matthew J. Paulsene, of Lynnwood, died from asphyxiation and the death has been ruled an accident. Everett Police and Fire investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire and according to Everett Police Sgt. Robert Goetz, they will be back at the scene tomorrow to continue the investigation.
You can see the pedestrian walkway on the right in this WSDOT photo
Washington State Patrol troopers say a 47-year-old man was killed after a car managed to squeeze into the passenger walkway that runs alongside the Hewitt Ave. Trestle. Here’s the description from trooper Keith Leary…
At 1151 hours troopers responded to the scene of a car pedestrian collision on EB SR-2 approximately 3/4 of a mile east of Everett. A 24 year old male from Everett driving a Nissan passenger car traveled across a raised median on the on-ramp to EB SR-2. The car then drove through a raised dirt berm around secured metal pylons and drove on the pedestrian walk way.
A 55 year old female and 47 year old male pedestrian were walking east on the walkway (walkway is separated from actual lanes by concrete barrier), the male walking several feet in front of the female. The female was struck by the right mirror of the car and was not injured. The male was struck and thrown over the side of the trestle due to the impact with the car. The car continued and struck the concrete wall where the walkway turns right toward Ebby Island. The driver suffered significant leg injuries and was transported to Providence Colby Hospital in Everett. Troopers have taken blood from the man as alcohol and or drugs are possibly involved.
The female pedestrian told me they ran out of gas somewhere in Everett and they were walking home to Ebby Island. She tells me the deceased has been a friend of hers for 5 years and live together. Next of kin has not been done but is being attempted shortly. The Everett Fire Department removed the deceased from under the trestle with the assistance of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. The scene is clearing as I send this email. This is the first time I have seen a vehicle drive on the pedestrian walkway area. This walkway is used daily by pedestrians.
The State Patrol has identified the 47 year old victim as Darren Streeter from Chehalis.