06 February 2024

Neighbors Were Shocked

Shocked to discover that they did not, in fact, live in a crime-free zone. 1 arrested, 2 at-large after overnight Marysville shooting with armed homeowner | KOMO

Officials determined three armed suspects arrived in a stolen vehicle and confronted an armed homeowner who just arrived home.

Gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and the homeowner, according to police.

Marysville, Washington is a part of the Seattle metropolitan area. It is about a 35 mile drive north of the city center.

Cops brought in K-9 officers and drones to find the suspects. A K-9 officer found one suspect, but two remain at large.

As for the neighbors...

Several residents said this shooting was surprising.

“It’s very quiet and very peaceful so it was pretty startling, very startling," said Debbie Young, who lives across the street.

To be fair, several homes and cars in the area were damaged by gunfire. But the important point to remember is that you do not live in Pleasantville. You live in the Real World™ where crime can, and all to often does happen. You are not protected by your zip code.

“We want to live in a neighborhood where there’s no gunfire and no crime and none of that stuff," said Firmansyah.

Here's another thought. Just because you "feel safe," that does not mean that you actually are safe. You want to actually be safe? Then you need a plan for that. Relying on the magic qualities of your zip code, is not a viable plan.

The investigation continues. Self-defense is a human-right.

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