Sunday’s Everett Shooting May Have Been A Shoot-Out

December 24, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

shooting on Colby

Police spent more than a dozen hours at the shooting scene.

Two people are in custody on burglary and weapons charges after a shooting late Sunday night on Colby Avenue. At this point, the two are not facing charges in the shooting itself but are being held with probable cause for other crimes.

The two faced a Snohomish County District Court judge today for a probable cause hearing. A 28-year-old woman from Lake Stevens is being held on $100,000.00 bail for residential burglary while a 22-year-old man is being held on $1 Million dollars bail for being a felon in unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to probable cause for arrest paperwork filed by Everett Police, the man and woman were inside the house at 4120 Colby Avenue in Everett Sunday night when three people arrived. One of those people began arguing with the man and reportedly pointed a pistol at the man and racked the slide ejecting a bullet. As the argument continued the man took out his own pistol and fired several shots hitting and killing the guy who pointed a pistol at him.

The man and woman then left the Colby house. The next day the woman is alleged to have burglarized a house in Lake Stevens. During that burglary a firearm was reportedly stolen.

Everett Police major crimes detectives spent more than 12 hours Monday processing the Colby crime scene and gathering evidence.

Within the past 24 hours police located the man and woman and booked them separately into the Snohomish County Jail. The man is reportedly a gang member and two-time felon and the woman also has a criminal history. Neither are legally allowed to possess a firearm.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has yet to identify the man killed inside the Colby house. Everett Police continue to investigate whether the shooting was self-defense or what other circumstances may be involved. No word how long that investigation may take.


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