Medical examiner identifies MLT man as man shot and killed by Lynnwood officer

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    Vehicles on the scene of an officer involved shooting Monday in the 19200 block of Highway 99. (File photo by Natalie Covate)

    The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man involved in an officer involved shooting on Jan. 30 as 36 year-old Jeremy Dowell of Mountlake Terrace. The shooting happened on Highway 99 just north of 196 Street Southwest.

    The incident began when Dowell became agitated inside a carpet store there, pulled a knife and then ran outside, according to SMART spokesman Aaron Snell with the Everett Police Department. Dowell ran in and out of traffic on Highway 99 before coming at officers with the knife. Several shots were fired and Dowell was declared dead at the scene.

    Detectives with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) continue investigating and are looking to talk with witnesses who heard or saw the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 425-388-3845.

    3 COMMENTS

    1. I appreciate Michael Long’s reply and I agree that, with the little information reported about the shooting, it sounds as if Jeremy Dowell might have been experiencing symptoms of a serious mental illness. If that’s the case, anything in his hand that might be used for self-defense, even a pencil, could be construed as a weapon. Although news reports say Mr. Dowell was a “suspect,” they don’t identify the crime he was suspected of committing, and its easy to imagine there wasn’t one–just a very agitated individual in need of care and a community that now must bear the expenses in the aftermath of his killing.

    2. He did not pull a knife in the carpet store. He did have some mental health problems, He stated they were going to kill him & his parents ,who he called that morning to check on. He was not accused of a crime. The 911 dispatch tape had the officers say lets detain him. They did…All he wanted to do is use the bathroom…

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