ARLINGTON, Wash. - Police are looking for a suspect involved in an Arlington homicide where 78-year-old Ivan Maik was found shot in a medical center parking lot.
Arlington Police responded to reports of a shooting around 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 10th at a medical center on the 18800 block of Smokey Point Blvd near Arlington. Police said the Granite Falls man was found shot in the head inside his vehicle in the parking lot. Chief of Police Jonathan Ventura told Q13 News on Saturday that witnesses say multiple shots were fired into a vehicle and at the building.
Police said the victim was parked at the medical center waiting for his medical appointment. The suspect's vehicle, a dark-colored SUV was seen on surveillance footage entering the parking lot behind the victim's vehicle. The suspect got out of his vehicle, approached the victim's vehicle, opened his door and shot him.
Two employees leaving the medical facility at that time saw what happened and the suspect shot at them. The employees ran back inside uninjured and the suspect fled the parking lot and went southbound on Smokey Point Blvd.
"The suspect at this time is considered to be ‘armed and dangerous.’ It is extremely important that we get this person off the street and to provide the victim's family some closure and our communities closure and safety," said Arlington Police Officer Seth Kinney.
Photos of suspect's vehicle involved in Arlington shooting where one 78-year-old Granite Falls man was shot and killed on April 10, 2021. Photo courtesy: Arlington Police Department.
Police also say the victim withdrew cash from a Marysville ATM prior to his appointment and surveillance video shows the suspect's vehicle following him from the ATM parking lot to the medical center prior to the shooting.
Witnesses told police they were not sure of the suspect's race or gender, but that they're described as approximately 5'7" or 5'9", slender, wearing all dark clothing, dark hooded sweatshirt, and possibly a dark-colored mask. The suspect has not been arrested.
Arlington Police ask anyone with additional information about the incident (case number 2021-6323) to submit an anonymous tip through the P3 Tips App or contact Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS. The victim's daughter and Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound are offering a $10,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
This remains an ongoing investigation.
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