You’d think that Yost Park in Edmonds would be a peaceful place early on a cold, snowy morning, but Edmonds police found evidence of criminal activity when they were called to the park at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Police officers were dispatched following numerous reports of shots fired in the area, and the first officer arriving found four men standing at the park entrance. Two of the men fled from the scene, and police took the two remaining suspects into custody.
One of the two men who fled surrendered after police brought in a K9 unit, but officers were unable to locate the remaining suspect. While none of the three men in custody had a firearm, Edmonds detectives went back to Yost Park later and found a pistol under a bush on the park’s west side.
The three captured individuals were transported to Snohomish County Jail and booked on local charges and warrants out of other jurisdictions. During the subsequent investigation, police were able to identify the fourth suspect, and took him into custody without incident at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at his Edmonds home. Three of the four suspects in this case were from Edmonds, assistant police chief Gerry Gannon said.