ARLINGTON, Wash. — Authorities in Washington state have called off their search for a second sniper after looking through a neighborhood and nearby woods where a man suspected of opening fire on a SWAT team and police officers was found dead.
Investigators hope to determine what led a man to open fire, wounding a man and hitting cars before being killed.
Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said today the sniper was likely shot by the SWAT team.
She says “a lot” of shots were fired from both sides Sunday ina few minutes. The number of shots led police to suspect a second sniper. It took hours to secure the area and determine there was a single suspect — a man in his 60s.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office was to conduct an autopsy to determine how the man died. It’s expected to release the man’s name later.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said dozens of investigators from multiple agencies were scouring the area Monday, but have not found a second weapon.
The large number of shots fired was why police believed there might be another gunman.
They are asking the public to tell authorities if their vehicle was struck Sunday at 425-388-3845.