Snohomish man appears in court after being accused of Edmonds, Marysville shootings
Aug 10, 2023, 4:35 PM | Updated: Aug 12, 2023, 10:49 am
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One woman was killed and two relatives were hurt in a shooting at an Edmonds home Thursday morning.
Five people were inside the home in the 16400 block of 48th Place W when the shooting happened around 7 a.m., including two children that were not hurt.
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Courtney O’Keefe with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said that when police got to the scene, they found a dead woman as well as an adult man and an adult woman with gunshot wounds. The two injured people were transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect reportedly left the home, and a police pursuit started. He eventually tried to run on foot but was caught by police K-9 units and a police helicopter.
The suspect, a 31-year-old Marysville man, is now in custody. The suspect’s motive is unknown, and it’s unclear if he had any connection to the family.
Marysville Police believe that same man may also be connected to another murder there that happened around 4 a.m. Thursday morning. A 31-year-old man was found by officers responding to a distress call at the 2600 block of 164th Street NE in Marysville. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gilbert Escamilla appeared virtually in a Snohomish County court Friday.
Court documents detail the horrific moments police say Escamilla spent inside the Edmonds home while a woman inside begged for help. More than 24 hours later, police are still combing through the home in search of evidence.
Snohomish County prosecutors asked Escamilla’s bail to be set at $5 million dollars after listing his possible charges.
“State is going to ask you to find probable cause for the crimes of 1st-degree murder, 2nd-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude police, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree,” said the Snohomish County prosecutor in the courtroom.
Court documents show that a violent morning began in Marysville around 4 a.m. Thursday. They accuse Escamilla of shooting a man at the Twin Lakes Landing Apartments.
Documents said Escamilla shot the man twice, then after he fell, Escamilla reshot him, execution style.
People living near the second crime scene were jerked awake around 7 a.m.
Contributing: James Lynch, KIRO Newsradio; Brittany Toolis, KIRO 7