Daleway Park shooting victim innocently caught in the crossfire

LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 9, 2022 – The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the victim in the Tuesday’s shooting incident at Daleway Park as 70-year-old Lynnwood resident Carl W. Bridgmon. The manner of death has been ruled a Homicide.

According to a statement released by the family, Bridgmon loved to sit and have his coffee at the park several times a week. The family is distraught over this “senseless” tragedy. Bridgmon was caught in the crossfire between two groups of individuals and tragically murdered.

While this is still an active investigation, any and all questions should be directed to the Lynnwood WA Police Department. Anyone with information should contact Detective Arnett at 425-670-5669. You can also leave tips at Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-8477.

Below is the statement from Carl Bridgmon’s family in its entirety:

Family of a beloved Lynnwood man, who was innocently killed during the April 5 senseless shooting at Daleway Park in Lynnwood shares about their Dad, Carl Bridgmon.

Bridgmon was tragically killed on April 5 after the vehicle he was sitting in was shot by unknown suspects who were in a confrontation with other individuals, also unknown to Bridgmon.

“Our family is in complete shock. Thank you for the community’s concern for our Dad, Carl Bridgmon, he was 70-years-old and a Lynnwood resident,” said the Bridgmon family.

“Our Dad loved to go to that park and sit and have his coffee several times a week,” said his daughter Courtney Teno. We are devastated and would really appreciate privacy as we process this over the next few days and weeks.”

Carl leaves behind two daughters, their significant others, two sisters, and many other loved ones and friends. “Carl never met a person he didn’t talk to or try to make friends with,” Teno said.

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