Man arrested in connection with 2018 homicide of Everett homeless man

Man arrested in connection with 2018 homicide of Everett homeless man
(Everett Police Department)

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — A 24-year-old Wenatchee man has been arrested in connection with the 2018 homicide of an Everett homeless man, police said.

Investigators with the Everett Police Department said the 24-year-old man admitted to shooting Charles Wall during a robbery attempt.

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Police said three people were seen on surveillance video at about 5 a.m. July 28, walking in the area of 5130 Evergreen Way.

Wall was reportedly on the sidewalk outside a business when the three passed him and then returned. The tallest of the three started an altercation with Wall, police said.

Investigators said Wall tried running away but was shot in the back by the tall person. Wall died at the scene.

During the initial investigation, police worked to find the three men, but it wasn’t until September 2018 that investigators received a lead.

Everett detectives said a Chelan County Jail deputy contacted them and advised he heard an inmate brag about being involved in a recent robbery and shooting in Everett. They continued to review surveillance video and obtained evidence that tied the Chelan inmate to the location at the time Wall was shot.

On June 11, the 24-year-old suspect, who had since been released from the Chelan County Jail, was found at home, investigators said.

The 24-year-old man was taken into custody and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of murder.