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Mother dead, son injured during shooting last week


Last updated 12/13/2017 at Noon

A 54-year-old woman is dead and her 17-year-old son was injured following a shooting at the Village Green Mobile Home Park on Gibson Road between the Mukilteo Speedway and Highway 99 early Thursday, Dec. 7.

According to the Snohomish County Sherriff’s Office (SCSO), they received two calls at 4:45 a.m.

One call reported a burglary in progress, and the other reported hearing gunshots.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found two people with gunshot wounds.

The mother, identified as Julie Knechtel by her daughter, died at the scene, and her son was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center where he still remains.

Witnesses reported there were several suspects involved.

Two of the suspects were particularly tricky to detain, according to SCSO.

Larry Dontese Dorrough, 16, was reported to be hiding in a Bothell home, which prompted the use of a SWAT team that arrived around 2:45 a.m. after officers’ attempts to contact Dorrough were unsuccessful.

By the time the SWAT team entered the Bothell home, they discovered Dorrough had already fled the scene.

Bryan Rodriguez-Hernandez, also 16, was arrested early Sunday, Dec. 6, in connection with the shooting, but escaped custody.

According to SCSO, Rodriguez-Hernandez was being escorted from the hospital to Everett’s courthouse when he slipped his right hand from his handcuffs, struck the escorting officer in the head, and ran towards the water.

He was later located during a K9 track, and was re-arrested in connection with the shooting and for assaulting a police officer.

According to A.J. Bryant of SCSO, all suspects in connection to the shooting are in custody.

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Brandon Gustafson, Editor, Mukilteo Beacon

Brandon Gustafson was named editor of the Mukilteo Beacon in October, 2017. Born and raised in Mukilteo, Brandon attended Mukilteo Elementary, Olympic View Middle School, and Kamiak High School, graduating in 2013. After high school, Brandon attended Shoreline Community College, earning his associate's degree while playing for the school's baseball team. He then transferred to the University of Washington, where he graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in communications-journalism.

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