MARYSVILLE - Marysville Police responded to a reported domestic violence assault just after 8 p.m. Tuesday evening in the 8500 block of 60th Dr. NE., in Marysville.
Officers have learned a 42-year-old Marysville man had been despondent over the recent breakup of his marriage. He had been threatening suicide earlier in the day during conversations with a current roommate, according to Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux of the Marysville Police Department. At one point he retrieved a gun and was waving it about while in his backyard with the roommate. He also sent a text to his estranged wife making the same threats.
The roommate left the residence and was able to make contact with the wife. During this time the despondent man shot off a round according to neighbors who heard the shot. The wife went to the backyard of the residence in an attempt to talk the man into giving his guns to her. It was then that he pointed a shotgun at her. She left the backyard while the man kept the shotgun pointed at her. At a point where she was not in danger a second gunshot was heard. It was then that she called police, according to Lamoureux.
At 11:43 p.m. Lamoureux reported, "We were just able to make contact with the suspect and he came out of the residence at our command." The man was taken into custody without further incident.
Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.