Man Killed in Everett Home Invasion Attempt Identified

June 29, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter

home invasion attempt

A Sheriff’s car and crime scene tape outside the home in Everett’s Eastmont neighborhood.

The man killed in a home invasion attempt at an Eastmont neighborhood house was identified as a 46-year-old from Arizona. Here’s the release late this afternoon from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner…

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the identification and examination of the 46-year old male who died in the 8700 block of Gothic Way in unincorporated Everett on June 25, 2016. The decedent is Wayne O. Williams of Phoenix, AZ. The cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of death is Homicide.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Major Crime Squad is working on the case but no additional update since this first press release…

On 06/25/2016 about 4:55 a.m. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 emergency call originating from the 8700 block of Gothic Way, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington to a reported home invasion burglary where one of the residents reported that they had discharged a firearm and injured one of the unknown suspects. Additional information offered by the 911 caller advised the suspects were unknown to the caller and had sprayed pepper spray after having kicked in the front door to gain entry to the residence.

Deputies arrived about 0501 hours and found a subject who had been shot at the home. He was determined by on-scene medics to be deceased. Unknown subject or subjects fled on foot. Currently, there is no suspect(s) description to disseminate. A law enforcement K-9 search was performed but no suspect(s) was located.

The occupants were cooperative with investigators. There have been no arrests at this point.

The deceased subject was released to the medical examiner to determine cause and manner of death and determine identification.

Guns were recovered from the scene.

Investigators believe this was a robbery attempt.

This is an on-going investigation and Detectives are requesting anyone with information to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s tip line at 425-388-3845.

It will be up to the Snohomish County Prosecutor to decide whether or not to file charges against the person inside the home who fired during what is being called a home invasion attempt.

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16 Responses to “Man Killed in Everett Home Invasion Attempt Identified”

  1. Mike N Says:

    Classic mistake. These guys brought pepper spray to a gun fight.
    If this is a case of victims being randomly targeted by the bad guys, then props for the homeowner! However, there is usually more to the story. Was the victim residence a drug den, like the one recently in Thurston County?

  2. AyeRon_Schnell Says:

    Did we find out the skin colour of everyone involved here? I know how important that is to the Trump voters that post in the comment section here.

  3. David Says:

    “Guns were recovered from the scene.”

    This desperately needs a follow up. Were these the deceased’s guns, or were they they homeowners guns? If the homeowners, have you now told the unknown suspects that the homeowner is defenseless? Why would such “evidence” be required? After all, no dispute exists about who shot the fatal shot.

    • Bill Says:

      It is just another way of disarming the law abiding citizen. You are NOT obligated to surrender your weapon in a justified shooting. This should be a wakeup call as to how corrupt our “Justice Department” has become. Contact Attorney General Loretta Lynch and remind her of who she works for and the oath she took.

  4. Hillary Says:

    Good job homeowner. One down and a whole lot more to go! Also, if this worthless prosecutor tries to press charges PLEASE let us know.

    • Judy Says:

      I totally agree with you. If there are charges brought I say we hold some kind of rally to support the right to protect what is ours. Enough is enough who is with us?

      • Sophia Says:

        YES!!!!! I am 100% on board!! These people were trying to protect their home and their lives!!

      • Bill Says:

        The Constitution is the Law of the land and all threats should be naturalized without hesitation or discrimination!!!

    • Bill Says:

      Let us not forget that the prosecutor works for us WE THE PEOPLE and while he/she is deciding to press charges against the victim there are folks that abuse, neglect and kill three month old children OUT ON BAIL that should be priority. No taxation without representation!!!

  5. Mike N Says:

    “Homicide” just means death by unnatural means. It doesn’t necessarily mean murder or manslaughter.

  6. Sophia Says:

    Homicide?… You have a right to defend your home, yourself, and the people you live with. This is BS.

    • Jack kass Says:

      Homicide is homicide no matter justifiable or not. It’s just the manner of death. You can either die of the following causes: Natural, homicide, accident, suicide. It’s just a category, not a charge.

    • Chris Says:

      Homicide is how the death occurred, it’s not stating whether it was criminal or justifiable (legal).