Weapon offense in Mount Vernon

(MOUNT VERNON)- The Mount Vernon Police Department was dispatched to a weapon offense in the 2300 Block of E. Division in Mount Vernon around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Mount Vernon Police Department.

Multiple reporting parties advised that a red BMW and a silver BMW were driving erratically. The occupants of the red BMW were firing numerous gunshots at the silver vehicle. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate those involved. There were no calls to 911 from the occupants of either vehicle.

Detectives and patrol officers investigated the scene. This required closing N. Laventure for approximately 75 minutes as evidence was collected and witnesses interviewed.

Detectives on Wednesday were able to identify the suspect vehicle. Further investigation identified the suspect as a 22-year-old Mount Vernon man. At 2:00 pm, the suspect was taken into custody by Mount Vernon Police Tactical Operations without incident. A subsequent warrant on the suspect’s residence led to the recovery of the vehicle involved and additional evidence.

The suspect was booked into the Skagit County Community Justice Center on the charge of Drive-by Shooting.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that would assist investigators are asked to call the 24-hour dispatch information number (360) 428-3211 or during business hours call Mount Vernon Police at (360) 336-6271.