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The Today File

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January 29, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Man killed in Everett shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot at an Everett apartment complex last week has been identified as Jeffrey J. Wehl, 57.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wehl died from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is homicide.

Everett police responded to reports of an assault and a gunshot at the Candlewood Apartments, 1022 W. Casino Road, about 4:45 p.m. Jan. 21. Wehl was taken to a hospital, where he died on Friday, police said.

According to Everett police, Wehl implied that a male and female were involved in the shooting,  and witnesses told officers that two people left the victim’s apartment around the time of the shooting. Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and contacting the male and female to determine if they have any information about the incident.

The male is around 25, 5-foot-1o or 5-foot-11, and 160-170 pounds. He was wearing a red baseball cap with a black rim and a red and black jacket. The female is white, in her mid 20s, around 5-foot-5 and 110 pound, with long hair. The two left the apartment complex in a white 4-door car.

Wehl had posted ads seeking a female roommate and had created profiles on several dating websites, which could have played a part in the incident, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Everett Police Department Tip Line at 425-257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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