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Victim identified, man arrested in Lynnwood fatal shooting

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 19-year-old Everett man on second-degree murder charges after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed  in the 16100 block of Ash Way near Lynnwood Saturday night.

Loved ones identified the victim as 22-year-old Alex Song. Song grew up in Holland, Michigan, and moved to the Seattle area two years ago, according to his brother. His older brother flew out from Michigan on Monday to see where Alex died and to try to find answers.

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According to detectives, Song was shot in an argument over a 2006 Honda Pilot SUV. Investigators said the SUV had been borrowed by a couple of people, and Song and two others had gone to the Newberry Square Apartments parking lot to get it back.

While in the parking lot, the four people got into an argument and someone pulled out a gun and shot and killed Song, according to investigators. The suspects fled. Song died in the parking lot.

Investigators recovered the 2006 Honda Pilot on Sunday at a gas station in the 3900 block of Colby Avenue in Everett.

Initially, police had been searching for three suspects, but after following up on leads and witness interviews, detectives now believe there were only two people in the suspect vehicle, a female driver and the 19-year-old suspect.

Investigators believe that the suspect, who was in the passenger seat, fired a single shot through the closed window, striking and killing Song.

Detectives said they believe that they have located all the suspects related to the shooting and that the 19-year-old Everett man is the lone shooter.