Jury deciding 2019 Everett road rage incident that left man dead

EVERETT, Wash. — A Snohomish County jury is to decide if Simeon Berkley acted out of road rage or self-defense in a 2019 shooting that left an Everett man dead.

Berkley was driving a Honda Accord around 7 p.m. that night when a Lincoln Navigator rear-ended him.

Berkley got out of his car and walked over to the Navigator while the other driver, Steven Whitemarsh remained in the front seat.

Witnesses say the men had a conversation and then Berkley shot Whitemarsh in the face.

Berkley’s attorney argued last week that the case is about self-defense.