Second Teen Arrested For AM/PM Robbery Linked To School Shooting Plot

February 27, 2018

Everett, Police Blotter


A student was arrested this morning at ACES by Everett Police.

This morning Everett Police officers arrested a 18-year-old at ACES High School for investigation of first degree armed robbery in the February 12th takeover of an AM/PM store on Casino Road. One teen has been charged with first degree robbery in Everett District Court after police discovered masks, clothing and a rifle believed to be used during the robbery in his bedroom while investigating him for planning a school shooting at Aces High. He was arrested on February 14th and has been in the Snohomish County Jail on five million dollars bond. The second suspect has been at large until today. He will make his first court appearance tomorrow.

Everett Police say today’s arrest only relates to the AM/PM robbery and they issued the following press release late this afternoon:

Detectives with Everett Police’s Major Crimes Unit have arrested a man believed responsible for a Feb. 12 armed robbery on Casino Rd.

An 18-year-old Lynnwood man has been arrested in connection with the robbery that occurred just after 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at an AM/PM (901 W. Casino Rd). Two men entered the business with a black rifle and demanded money. Both men were wearing masks of political figures and had distinct clothing.

Detectives believe that one of the men was Joshua O’Connor, who was arrested on Feb. 14 for Attempted Murder 1st Degree for planning and taking substantial steps toward executing a school shooting/bombing at ACES High School. When detectives served a search warrant on O’Connor’s property, the masks, a gun, and a journal were found linking him to the robbery. The journal indicated “a friend” helped him with the robbery but did not identify that person. DNA from the masks were processed by the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, which identified the second suspect.

The 18-year-old Lynnwood man was arrested this morning at ACES High School where he is a student. He has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for robbery charges.

At this point, it is not believed this man was involved with Joshua O’Connor‘s plans to shoot students at ACES High School. Detectives continue investigating both cases.


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