From a May 28, 2020, Everett Police press release.
Major Crimes detectives are investigating the fatal morning shooting of a burglar inside a home just south of Silver Lake.
At about 4:50 am on Thursday morning, May 28th, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of 126th St SE when a homeowner reported shooting someone inside his residence.
Arriving officers found an injured male inside the residence and immediately provided emergency first aid. Everett Fire also assisted with aid until the male was declared deceased.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit continue their investigation, but found evidence the deceased male broke into the residence and entered a room containing firearms.
The homeowner woke to sounds in his house, confronted the male burglar and shot him. The context of the confrontation is under investigation.
The homeowner is in his 70’s and the deceased is in his 30’s.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will respond to the scene to take custody of the deceased male to determine his identity as well as cause and manner of death.
A small section of 126th St SE will remain closed for the investigation and traffic has been diverted.