ARLINGTON, Wash. — Detectives are continuing to investigate after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot early Saturday morning by a homeowner in Arlington.
Police said Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an attempted break-in and shooting.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they talked to the homeowner and a 19-year-old man who was shot twice, investigators said.
According to police, the man was at a nearby graduation party the night before and left the party alone.
The homeowner told police he heard pounding on his door and thought someone was trying to break into his home.
Police said the homeowner opened a sliding door and saw a shirtless person pounding on his door.
The homeowner told the man that he was armed and told him to leave.
According to investigators, the man started to advance on the homeowner and the homeowner continued to tell him to leave.
When the man continued to advance on the homeowner, he shot the man.
The homeowner’s wife called 911.
The man was taken to the hospital but died.
On Monday, the Everett Police Department announced it was taking over the investigation.
According to police, the investigation revealed the man who died was a relative of a member of the sheriff’s office.
The homeowner has been cooperative and has not been taken into custody.
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