Edmonds man dies after officer-involved shooting in Bothell Tuesday night

A 24-year-old Edmonds man died Tuesday night, Oct. 23, after being shot by a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy at the end of a vehicle pursuit in Bothell.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Nickolas Michael Peters of Edmonds died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART), a team of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies who respond to, and investigate, police use of force incidents.

According to a SMART team news release, the shooting followed an incident at 10:15 p.m. Oct. 23, when Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the report of a disturbance at 196th Place Southwest and 6th Drive Southeast. As one deputy arrived, a pick-up truck left the area at a high rate of speed. Believing the vehicle occupant had been involved in the disturbance, the deputy unsuccessfully attempted to stop the pick-up.

A pursuit ensued with high speeds, and the pick-up finally stopped near the intersection of North Damson Road and Filbert Road. At that point, “shots were fired and the male driver was struck,” the news release said.

Peters was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he later died. A female passenger, in her 20s, was also in the pick-up. She was not injured and remained at the scene, the news release said.

3 Replies to “Edmonds man dies after officer-involved shooting in Bothell Tuesday night”

  1. “Shots were fired?” By who? And who fired first? Next time try reporting a little more in-depth and push the EPD to cough up some facts. Did he even have a weapon on him? This report is why communities just get fed up with our media that doesn’t dig to find the facts.


    1. To clarify, this occurred in Bothell and was a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. Edmonds PD was not involved. The case is being investigated and all information is being shared through the SMART team, as mentioned in the story. They won’t release any additional info until their investigation is complete.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *