Marysville homicide suspect arrested after SWAT standoff in Granite Falls

A SWAT team arrested a homicide suspect who barricaded himself inside a Granite Falls home on Tuesday.

Authorities say the 36-year-old suspect was wanted in connection to a deadly shooting that happened in Marysville on Monday night. 

Marysville Homicide

The Marysville Police Department (MPD) says on the night of Jan. 2, officers responded to reports of a shooting outside an apartment complex near the corner of 47th Ave. NE and 72nd St. NE. Authorities say a woman called 911 after someone had shot her boyfriend. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they tried saving the victim’s life, but he died from his injuries. 

According to police, the victim’s girlfriend was able to identify the suspect because he had been trying to contact them at the apartment prior to the shooting.

"He thought the suspect had left," said Commander Robb Lamoureux. "He was going to get something out of the car – the suspect jumped out of the car, they spoke briefly and the suspect shot him at that time."

Investigators say the victim and suspect knew each other, they even referred to them as friends. Though the suspect has refused to talk to investigators about what led up to the shooting.

"He’s not talking to us, so that’s something we may never know," Lamoureux said.

According to the MPD, detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence in Granite Falls.

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Tuesday’s Standoff

Just before 7:00 a.m., the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) announced on Twitter that officers with multiple law enforcement agencies were on scene of a barricaded suspect near the 8600 block of State Route 92.

Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced that SR-92 was closed from Crooked Mile Rd. to 84th St. NE while authorities investigated the area.

The Granite Falls School District emailed parents about the situation. They said the school bus route that typically runs through the area of Crooked Mile Rd. was canceled. 

At 8:04 a.m., the SCSD announced that the barricaded suspect was arrested, and SR-92 would reopen once the scene is completely cleared.

The 36-year-old suspect has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for second-degree murder.

FOX 13 talked to the suspect’s neighbors. They say the man’s parents own the home that he lives in, but didn’t know much else about him.

One neighbor said the only information he received was when members of the SWAT team told him he’d need to remain inside his home. He was later told, "the man wouldn’t be back for a while."

This investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Rediger at 360-363-8350.

Police in Marysville are especially interested in any security footage people who live near the apartment complex may have of the suspect coming to, or leaving the apartment.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.