Police: Carjacking one crime too many for drive-by shooting suspect
BURLINGTON, Wash. -- A 29-year-old man who seemingly got away with a drive-by shooting Friday evening in Burlington pushed his luck with an armed carjacking Sunday morning and was arrested, according to the Burlington Police Department.
According to police, three people called 911 around 6 p.m. Friday to report being shot at by a man in a white SUV near Highway 20 and Nevitt Road.
While none of the men were injured, their car had been hit several times, and officers found shell casings and bullet fragments at the scene.
According to police, a search eventually turned up the white SUV and a man who had been riding in it at the time of the shooting. He reportedly gave officers the nickname of the shooter.
Despite continued searching, officers were unable to turn up the suspected shooter.
At 10:15 a.m. Sunday, a 53-year-old woman from Texas called 911 to report being carjacked at gunpoint in a parking lot in the 1800 block of South Burlington Boulevard.
According to police, the suspect in the carjacking matched the description of the shooter from the Friday incident.
Officers found the victim's car in the 100 block of West Rio Vista Avenue and arrested the suspect nearby.
According to police, the suspect has an extensive criminal history and was only recently released from prison.
He was booked into Skagit County Jail for investigation of robbery and assault with further charges pending.