23-year-old man shot, killed at party at Edmonds Senior Center
A large party with well over a 100 people at the Edmonds Senior Center ended with a 23-year-old man fatally shot outside Friday night, according to the Edmonds Police Department.
Patrol officers discovered the body of the victim, who is from SeaTac, outside the senior center. He had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting appears to have been the result of a fight that broke out during the party, police report. The cause of the fight remains unknown.
An Edmonds police officer was patrolling near the senior center on Friday when he heard several gun shots and a vehicle leaving the parking lot. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, briefly losing sight of it, but then finding it again in the Westgate area on Edmonds Way. Officers then responded and detained three persons of interest inside the car.
The senior center had been rented out for the night, the police reports.
Officers received very little cooperation from anyone that stayed at the location. Detectives spent all night collecting evidence and interviewing the three persons of interest. The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory was also there to assist.
On Saturday morning, detectives determined that one of the passengers in the car Friday night was the shooter, who is a 21-year-old man from SeaTac. The driver of the car was also 21-years-old and from SeaTac. The third person of interest was interviewed and released.
Both the shooter and driver were booked at the Snohomish County Jail. The driver was booked for the crime of eluding a police officer and the shooter for second degree murder. The firearm was yet to be recovered.
The victim’s body was taken into custody and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will release information about the specifics of his death.
Due to the lack of witness cooperation, detectives are asking that anyone with information about the shooting contact them or submit tips to Epdtips@Edmondswa.gov.