Mariner High School shooting suspect released on $2,500 bail

EVERETT, Wash., June 16, 2022 – On Tuesday, June 14, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 15-year-old male for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Disturbing School Activity and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property

The 15-year-old male suspect was transported to Denney Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Disturbing School Activity and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property. 

The suspect had his initial court appearance Wednesday and a judge set his bail at $250 cash or $2,500 bondable. He has since posted bail and was released. 

Around 3:10 p.m. Monday, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in the parking lot of Mariner High School. The suspect, a 15-year-old, fired multiple shots into a passenger vehicle. The suspect fled the scene on foot and the victims fled in a vehicle. A K-9 team responded to the scene but was unable to locate the suspect.

Shortly after, deputies located the involved vehicle occupied by two juvenile victims. They were not injured. Both victims were uncooperative and were released. The vehicle had a bullet hole and was seized pending a search warrant. 

Patrol deputies continued to investigate the shooting and positively identified the suspect and developed Probable Cause for his arrest. 

On Tuesday at approximately 5:50 p.m., Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) deputies located the suspect in the 2300 block of 119th Street SW (just over a mile from Mariner High School) and took him into custody. 

Location of the arrest (red marker) from Mariner High School.

“I am very proud of the quick response and thorough investigative work done by our deputies,” said Sheriff Adam Fortney. “Public safety remains our top priority and the youngest members of our community deserve to always be safe at school. I am discouraged to learn the suspect was released in less than 24 hours without an ankle monitor or any additional layer of accountability and protection for our community.” 


Content Source: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

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