February 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Stanwood nursing-home director shot, apparently by resident, 86
UPDATE 11:00 P.M: The shooting victim, Roger Holbrook, is going to survive, according to a message his wife posted on Facebook. She said a bullet to his chest just missed his lung and liver.
“Roger asks that everyone pray for the man who shot him, and his family,” Juliet Holbrook wrote in the post.
The director of a Stanwood assisted living facility was shot and seriously injured by a resident at the center this afternoon, according to North County Regional Fire Authority.
Around 3 p.m., a male resident walked into the supervisor’s office and shot the director of Josephine Sunset Home in the 9900 block of 272th Place Northwest, said Battalion Chief Scott Johnston. The 86-year-old suspect and a gun were apprehended by police at the scene, according to Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton. He has since been booked into Snohomish County Jail on investigation of first-degree assault, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The 59-year-old victim was airlifted from Stanwood High School’s football stadium to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Johnston said. The man is in satisfactory condition now and expected to survive, according to Harborview.
There were never any reports of a gunman at large, said Lauren Jespersen, a youth director who works across the street from the retirement home at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Youth activities scheduled at the church for later today have nonetheless been canceled, she said.
According to its website, the Josephine Sunset Home includes a 57-unit assisted living facility, rooms for post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term nursing services for people with physical, emotional or mental problems.
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