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Suspected car thief arrested after shooting at officers

Suspected car thief arrested after shooting at officers »Play Video
The suspect is seen shortly after being arrested on Monday.

MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- A suspected car thief was arrested Monday after allegedly shooting at officers in Everett.

Marysville police Commander Robb Lamoureux said officers attempted to stop a pickup truck spotted just before noon driving without license plates.

The truck, later reported stolen, drove off, leading officers on a pursuit on State Route 529 and into Everett.

Lamoureux said the truck eventually hit a parked car and the driver ran off, shooting a handgun at officers as he went.

"The male got out of the vehicle and in attempt to flee he fired shots at officers. No officers were injured," said Aaron Snell with the Everett Police Department.

Witness Agnes Myslak was at her sister's house in Everett and was able to film the events unfolding outside.

"I heard gunshots," she said on camera. "I heard everything and now they're detaining him."

Myslak was watching her 4-year-old nephew, Liam, when the shots rang out.

"I heard the pop, pop, pop, and instantly told my nephew to lay down on the ground," she said.

About 10 minutes later, Myslak actually came face-to-face with the gunman.

"He came out from the backyard and we looked at each other it was odd," she said. "He looked like such a scrub, he looked harmless, like I could have taken him. And then they put the guns on him and that's when I realized he's not that harmless.

No officers were hit and they did not return fire, according to Lamoureux.

The Marysville Police Department, Everett Police Department, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol responded, and 30-year-old Snohomish County man was found and arrested a short time later.