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Lake Stevens Woman Shot by Roommate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Date 05/28/2016 

CONTACT: Lieutenant Todd Swenson Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

425-508-3376, Media Line: 425-249-6263 

Lake Stevens, Wash. – A Lake Stevens Woman was shot once in the abdomen and take to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 49 year-old lives in the 400 Block of East Lake Stevens Rd. with the 71 year-old suspect and their relationship is descried as platonic. Approximately 10 days ago the two were involved in a domestic violence incident and the suspect was arrested. He had not returned to the home since the incident. The victim sought a protection order but it had yet to be served. 

At approximately 2:15 PM today the victim was at home with her girlfriend when the suspect returned home. The victim called 911 and was still speaking to the 911 operator when the man entered the home and shot her once in the abdomen. The suspect then put the handgun down and walked outside and waited for deputies to arrive. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of Assault 1’ domestic violence with a firearm.