Four Juveniles Arrested For Shooting Man with a Paintball Gun

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Four Juveniles Arrested For Shooting Man with a Paintball Gun

LYNNWOOD, WA (January 21, 2019) -  On January 20, 2019, at about 12:01 AM, a man contacted a Lynnwood police officer who was on an unrelated traffic stop near the 19200 block of 196th ST SW.  The man told the officer he had just been walking to work when a carload of juveniles pulled up next to him and shot at him with a paintball gun striking him in the face and chest.  The man had visible swelling and bruising underneath one of his eyes.  The man provided a description of the suspect vehicle as a blue 4-door sedan driving without its headlights.  The man stated after the occupants shot him the vehicle exited from the church parking lot where he had been walking and he last saw it driving on 196th ST SW.  The man told the officer he initially thought he had been shot with a real gun when he was stuck in the face.  The man said he could hear laughter coming from the vehicle as it took off.

The officer had observed the suspect vehicle exit onto 196th ST SW while he was conducting his traffic stop and requested additional officers attempt to locate the suspect vehicle.  Officers quickly located a vehicle matching the description driving in the area making odd turns and occasionally shutting off its headlights.  The vehicle was pulled over by officers and a paintball gun was observed inside.  After further investigation, all four juvenile occupants of the vehicle were arrested and transported to the Denney Juvenile Justice Center where they were booked for Assault – 2nd Degree.

The four juveniles that were arrested were all males and ranged in age from 15 to 16; two were listed as Edmonds residents, one from Woodinville, and one from Lynnwood.  The male victim, in his 50’s, stated he was homeless.

Commander Sean Doty
LPD Media

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