EVERETT, Wash. - UPDATE 7/7 10:11 a.m.: A witness to the collision told officers that the suspect was standing nearby in a group watching the incident. Officers detained a man in his 50s and recovered a handgun from his pocket. Detectives interviewed the suspect and later booked him into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of murder in the second degree.
Police are investigating what may be a road rage incident that resulted in a man in his 40s being shot and killed by another driver Saturday night on Glenwood Avenue in Everett.
Police say they do not believe the two men knew each other.
Investigators said it all played out in the middle of the road with a rear-end crash between two cars. It happened after 7:30 p.m. near Harborview Park.
“In the vehicle that’s in the back that rear-ended the other vehicle, there’s a male sitting in the driver’s seat that’s been shot. And we believe is dead. We pull him out try to render first aid. They can’t bring him back to life,” said John DeRousse, Deputy Chief of the Everett Police Department.
The driver in the front car was gone, however, someone in a crowd pointed him out, police said.
“Somebody points out a male in the crowd as being the person that was the shooter. We detain that male, he’s got a firearm, a handgun in his pocket,” DeRousse said.
It has not yet been confirmed that the other driver was the shooter.
Some neighbors in the area heard the shooting.
“I heard a pop, pop and I thought it was fireworks. It wasn’t fireworks,” said Cate Robinson, who lives nearby.
“Superficially when you step back and look at it, you have a collision and a shooting, the natural thought is, ‘hey this is a road rage incident.’ We’re not ready to say that for sure,” DeRousse said.
Everett Police are asking people who were driving by the area when the incident happened to call the police if they saw anything.
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