No Injuries As Man Fires Multiple Shots From Everett Apartment

July 5, 2019

Police Blotter

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Madison was completely shut down.

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A SWAT team member gets onto the roof of a business near the scene.

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Members of the Region 1 SWAT team move in to relieve patrol units,

Patrol and SWAT units outside the apartment after taking the man into custody.

The back of the apartment where the man had been firing shots.

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An Everett Paramedic in body armor and helmet stands by away from the scene.

Kind of amazing that no one was hurt after a man spent a couple of hours firing shots out of an apartment in the 6800 block of Rainier Drive in central Everett Friday morning.

Throughout the night on the 4th of July and into the early morning Everett Police dealt with a man who was experiencing what appeared to be mental health issues. The issues were not enough for police to take formal action other than documenting calls to 911.

That all changed shortly after 3:30 AM when the man began firing shots from inside the apartment. He was reportedly shooting out into the street and at least two bullet holes were reported in a neighboring apartment.

Everett Police blocked off Rainier Drive and also shut down Madison between Evergreen Way and Beverly Boulevard. Deputies from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to help Everett Police contain the area.

Residents were told over loudspeakers to stay in their apartments as the man would fire rounds on and off over the course of about 90 minutes. In addition to gunshots the man could be heard yelling at officers.

The Region 1 SWAT team was called in and around 5:45 AM the man was taken into custody. He was not injured and a check of nearby apartments showed no other people appeared to be hurt. The man’s apartment was flooded however after it appears at least one round struck a water pipe.

He was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center for a mental health evaluation. Multiple charges are expected to be filed once that process has concluded. Streets are back open and the SWAT teams and most police have cleared the scene as of 6:45 AM.

Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos of the scene today.



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