Witnesses Asked to Come Forward in Deputy Involved Shooting on 164th Street

July 21, 2011

Police Blotter

The Everett Police Department, who is leading the investigation into last Saturday morning’s shooting, is asking for anyone who was travelling on 164th street near I-5 around 5:30 AM on Saturday July 16th to contact them. Around 5:30am a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed a pedestrian during a struggle on the 164th street I-5 overpass. Everett Police Sgt. Robert Goetz, spokesperson for the S.M.A.R.T. team investigating the shooting tells My Everett News that investigators have seen video of several dozen vehicles travelling in that area at the time of the shooting. Anyone who passed thru that area at that time is asked to call (425) 257 – 8450. They’re looking for whatever information they can get. Meanwhile the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office has officially identified the person shot as 32-year-old Justin U. Gaswint of Mill Creek. They say the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the trunk.
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One Response to “Witnesses Asked to Come Forward in Deputy Involved Shooting on 164th Street”

  1. Ben Gaswint Says:

    This shooting was very wrong and should be illegal for cops to use deadly force on any unarmed person. This case has been a mess and still is. Justin was alive for more than 3 hrs, neither the police nor the hospital informed the family. We could have at least went to the hospital while he was still alive! We were not even notified of his death by anyone, especially the police for a ridiculous amount of time (5 days). The system is broken and desperately needs to be fixed! I can only hope and pray that Justins tragic and avoidable death will change the system and maybe the next unfortunate family that this happens to will be notified, they’ll be able to go to the hospital before its to late. It has been a month now and still no infor, no closure. If anyone saw this tragic death of Justin in person, I beg of you to please come firward, please contact our family so we can have some closure. You can contact me personally, I’m his brother Ben. My number is 425-530-3225. I greatly appreciate all who can sympathize what this means to us and how grateful we’ll be to all those who come forward. The police have so many ways to subdue a suspect, a gun should always be the last option. Thanks for all those who’ve shown support and any witnesses who come forward. Thank you – Ben Gaswint