Everett police investigating fatal stabbing of convenience store employee

VIDEO: Everett police arrest man accused of killing store clerk

EVERETT, Wash. — Detectives with the Everett Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating a stabbing Monday night that left an employee of a convenience store dead.

Police said officers responded just after 10 p.m. to the store in the 6900 block of Broadway Avenue after receiving a call about an assault with a weapon.

At the store, officers said they found an employee who had been stabbed and searched for a possible suspect with a K-9 dog. Police said the employee later died at the scene.

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During the search, a 911 caller reported that his roommate had just arrived home and said he had stabbed a man, police said.

According to Everett Police, officers went to the home of the 911 caller and detained the roommate, a 25-year-old man, without incident.

Detectives said they believe the suspect stabbed the employee during a planned robbery.

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"As the suspect was getting money, a female entered the business. The suspect grabbed the female and slashed her, but she fought back. After a struggle, the female escaped and ran outside. The suspect followed, but then ran to his residence where he told his roommate what happened," Everett Police said in a news release.

Police booked the 25-year-old suspect into the Snohomish County Jail and said he will be charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of robbery.

The body of the employee has been turned over to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause and manner of death, police said.

The identity of the employee will be released once his next-of-kin has been notified.

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