Update 6/7/22 –The victim of the May 3 shooting at Storehouse Mini Storage has been identified and police have ruled the incident a homicide. Scott Pullen, 48, suffered a gunshot wound to the head. No arrests have been made.
Pullen’s friend, who called 911 that day, told officers he had parked his Chevy Tahoe at the storage facility, then left the site with Pullen. When the two returned, they noticed the SUV’s windows were fogged and the driver-side door was open. They discovered a man sleeping inside the vehicle and confronted him, but he ran away.
The pair then noticed another male sleeping inside a Dodge Durango that was parked at the site. The friend told police that he knew the vehicle’s owner was out of town on a fishing trip. When they confronted the man, he emerged from the vehicle brandishing a gun. The friend hid, then heard a gunshot and saw Pullen fall to the ground. The shooter then stole the Tahoe and fled the scene, according to Everett Police Department Detective Alex Helphrey. Pullen was found next to passenger side of his Chevy Silverado.
Security footage from the incident support the friend’s account of the event, Helphrey said. Police later found the abandoned Tahoe in King County. It has been impounded, and investigators are searching for the thief, who’s a suspect in the murder.
Source: Herald.net, Everett Storage Unit Death Being Investigated as Murder
5/6/22 –Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday outside an Everett, Washington, self-storage facility. Officers were called to The Storehouse Mini Storage at 3816 Smith Ave. at 6:20 a.m., according to sources.
When police arrived, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite efforts to save his life, he did not survive.
The incident occurred out of view from the main road, and the suspect fled the area, a source reported. No other details have been released.
The self-storage owner told a source that he routinely has problems with customers renting units to illegally live inside of them. He also believes that multiple derelict vehicles in the area and existing homeless populations attract bad actors, he said.