Man shoots alleged thief trying to steal his vehicle during Lake Stevens road rage

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LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A man shot and killed another man who was allegedly trying to steal his vehicle following a road rage incident in Lake Stevens on Friday.

Deputies from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office arrived in the 15300 block of 84 Street Northeast in Lake Stevens after hearing reports of a shooting.

After getting there around 5:30 p.m., officers found a 41-year-old man who was lying dead in the roadway according to a social media post from the Sheriff’s Office.

After closing down the road for an investigation, detectives learned that a road rage incident happened before the shooting.

A 23-year-old man and a woman were both driving down 84 Street Northeast when the man left his vehicle and walked toward the woman.

While they were arguing, the woman told him that another man was trying to steal his vehicle.

The 23-year-old then went back to his vehicle and began fighting with the 41-year-old who he believed was trying to steal his vehicle.

During the fight, the 23-year-old man shot the 41-year-old, killing him.

Detectives are asking the witness who was driving a gold Subaru to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 425-407-3999.

Officials say that the 23-year-old shooter is cooperating with the Sheriff’s Department. He has not been arrested.

The investigation is ongoing.

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