Lynnwood detectives arrest suspect in drive-by shooting

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Lynnwood police detectives have taken into custody a man connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning in the 20400 block of Highway 99.

According to police, the suspect was arrested by Lynnwood detectives who were able to identify the suspect’s vehicle through dashcam footage submitted by a witness. Police were able to match a partial license plate from the submitted video, and a rifle was found in the floorboard of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect, in his 20s, was positively identified by the victim through a photo lineup, police said.

The man is being held at Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, first-degree malicious mischief and warrant for driving with a suspended license. The suspect denied involvement in the incident. Police are not looking for additional suspects at this time, but the case is still being actively investigated.

Lynnwood police responded to the shooting Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. after the victim reported the suspect was flashing his lights and driving recklessly. When the two vehicles stopped side by side at a traffic light near 204th Street Southwest and Highway 99, the suspect was reported to be verbally aggressive before aiming a rifle at the victim and firing, police said. The victim’s vehicle was reported to have an apparent bullet hole near the front passenger headlight and the vehicle was leaking fluid.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information is asked to contact Detective Arnett at 425-670-5669.

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