Suspect in failed robbery shot in Edmonds

EDMONDS, Wash. — A man was shot in Edmonds after he tried to rob the occupant of a hotel room but failed.

Edmonds police officers were called to the area near the Emeralds Best Motel at 22201 Highway 99 around 11:30 p.m. Monday for a report of shots fired and people running.

When officers arrived, they found a 34-year-old Lake Stevens man a few blocks south. He told officers someone had shot at him.

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Seattle man was found on 224th Street, west of Highway 99. He had several gunshot wounds to his lower limbs. Officers applied a tourniquet and gave him first aid until medics arrived.

According to officers, the wounded man refused to give officers his name or any information about how he was shot. Officers used a mobile fingerprint scanner to determine his identity and found he had a Department of Corrections warrant for robbery. The man is under police guard at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

During the investigation, detectives said they determined the 24-year-old tried to rob the 34-year-old man, who was in a hotel room. Police said the robbery did not go as planned, and the older man chased the younger man through the parking lot of the hotel and south along Highway 99.

During the chase, multiple rounds were fired. Detectives said they are trying to determine who fired and when.

The Lake Stevens man was questioned and later booked into the Snohomish County Jail on an unrelated charge.

Edmonds police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 425-407-3999 and ask to speak with an officer. Tips can also be sent to policetips@edmondswa.gov.