Two men arrested in Marysville robbery and shooting of man
Victim had recently been big winner at local casino
February 23, 2018
(MARYSVILLE, WA.) – Marysville Police say two men have been arrested in connection with the assault and robbery of a 30-year-old Arlington man that left him badly injured and fighting for his life.
Police say the attack took place on Tuesday of this week at about 7 pm when the victim in the case was walking from his vehicle, parked in the north parking lot of the Village Inn and Suites (235 Beach Ave. Marysville, WA), toward the motel when he and a woman friend were approached by two men that had their faces covered.
“The suspects began to scuffle with the victim while the female ran off. During the fight, a shot was fired, and the victim suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a gunshot wound to the back of the head,” said a police statement.
Investigators learned that the victim had won a significant amount of cash at the nearby Quil Ceda Creek Casino over the last couple of days and his wallet was missing from the scene of the attack.
Witnesses reported that the two suspects who had been fighting with the victim ran east toward an alley after the shot was fired. Investigators reviewed cctv video from the area and discovered that the two suspects had come from, and then later fled the area in a white SUV, believed to be a 1995 -2000 Dodge Durango.
Based on witness information and the video, investigators developed a short list of “person of interest” to talk to.
“One of those individuals was a friend of the victim and was staying with the victim at the Village Inn and Suites Motel. That friend knew the victim had won several thousand dollars from the casino over the last couple of days,” said the police statement.
When Investigators contacted the friend, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. During an interview following the arrest, that friend admitted to helping plan the assault and robbery of the victim and he identified a second suspect, who was later contacted at his Marysville home and interviewed. The second suspect also made admission to his role in the robbery, according to police.
Both suspects were booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Assault 1 and Robbery 1 charges. Investigators have since learned that the victim is not expected to survive his injuries.