LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A 20-year-old man who was arrested for a Lynnwood road rage shooting has posted a $25,000 bond after spending 30 hours behind bars.
He was arrested for three felonies: Unlawful possession of a machine gun, drive-by shooting, and first-degree assault.
After he posted bond, Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney took to Facebook and appeared to express his frustration with the court’s decision to let the man out on bail.
“Detectives asked the courts to take these factors into consideration when setting his bail and prosecutors asked for bail to be set at $300,000,” wrote Fortney in the Facebook post. “He posted bond (10%) and was released at 8:20 p.m. yesterday.”
Deputies said the road rage shooting happened on Sept. 18, in the 1300 block of 164th Street Southwest near Martha Lake just before 9 a.m. on Monday.
The victim was not hurt, but deputies found several bullet holes in their car.
Detectives were able to get video of the shooting and the 20-year-old man’s distinct vehicle. Photos of the vehicle were given to deputies at the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct.
The next morning, a deputy was on a call at an apartment complex on Sixth Avenue West when they noticed a vehicle matching the description of the same car.
A shell casing was found on its rear seat and the car was impounded. Detectives then waited for the man to reveal himself.
Shortly before 1 p.m., the suspect came outside. Deputies said he had called 911 to report his car had been stolen.
The 20-year-old man was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, and possession of a machine gun.
While the man was in jail, he called a family member and told them to go to his apartment and get two items according to law enforcement. Officials say that these two items were likely the other guns found by detectives.
One of the firearms was stolen out of Puyallup.
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