A second robbery suspect is still on the loose.
A home-invasion robbery in South Everett turned into a fatal shooting and a police manhunt Saturday morning, authorities said.
It began around 4:45 a.m. when two masked men armed with pepper spray broke down the front door of a house in the 5700 block of Gothic Way, said Snohomish County Sheriff’s Lt. Monte Beaton.
The men demanded money from people in the living room, Beaton said. A roommate heard the disturbance from another room, saw what he thought was an armed robbery and starting shooting, Beaton said. One of the intruders was hit and died at the scene, and the other ran away, he said.
Police dogs searched the area and the sheriff’s office alerted local hospitals that they were on the lookout for someone who may have been shot. So far, the second man has not been found, Beaton said.
Most Read Local Stories
- Coronavirus daily news updates, November 27: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world VIEW
- What type of mask works best and how to wear it to slow the spread of coronavirus
- Coronavirus daily news updates, November 28: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world VIEW
- Seattle Public Utilities' waste-pumping program has cut sewage spills from homeless people's RVs in half VIEW
- As COVID-19 spikes in South King County, so do long wait times for testing
The man who died has not yet been identified and there is no description of the suspect at large. The roommate who fired the shots has not been arrested.
Other details, including whether the people inside the house were targeted, were not immediately clear.
“I’m sure they’re looking into every bit of it, to see if and what these folks were after,” Beaton said.