Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: February 24, 2016
Contact: Trooper Mark Francis
Phone: (360) 654-1200
Cell: (425) 508-0793
Twitter: @wspd7pio

WSP Detectives Seek Witnesses to Drive By Shooting on Highway 2

The Washington State Patrol's Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a shooting that occurred on February 22nd 2016, at approximately 9:20 p.m. on State Route 204 at the 20th Street exit in Lake Stevens, WA. The driver of the victim vehicle first observed the suspect vehicle northbound on I-5 at the 41st street exit. The suspect vehicle followed the victim onto the State Route 2 trestle, pulled along the drivers side of the victim vehicle and fired multiple shots from the passenger side front window into the victim vehicle. Numerous spent shell casings were located at the scene.

The victim described the suspect vehicle as a late 90's early 2000's tan or brown minivan. The victim vehicle is an older white Datson pickup with blue 4x4 on the doors. The shooting may have been prepetated by aggressive driving while on I-5 or State Route 2 trestle.

Detectives are seeking witnesses to the shooting or any driving/events leading up to it on I-5 or SR 2. If you witnessed anything, or know someone who has information, you are asked to call Detective Kevin Nelson at (360) 654-1143.