Crime

Photos released of Whatcom County drive-by shooting suspects’ truck

Security footage captured a white Dodge pickup truck that investigators suspect was used in a drive-by shooting in the Paradise area of Whatcom County.

On the evening of Sunday, May 31, the truck rolled up to a driveway in the 8400 block of Cimarron Way, where two people were working on a boat.

One of those people, a 33-year-old man, walked to the truck. For reasons that haven’t been made public, a passenger got out of the truck and fired several shots, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The truck fled before deputies could make an arrest. One bullet went through the victim’s leg. He was treated at St. Joseph hospital, and he has since been released.

Sheriff’s deputies believe the victim was targeted.

Photos of the truck were released late Tuesday, June 2, by the sheriff’s office. The images were taken by a nearby surveillance system.

Witnesses described the truck as an 2002 to ’09 Dodge pickup. It might have aftermarket rims or wheels, and appears to be two-wheel drive, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to witnesses, the shooter had a dark complexion and a “well-groomed” haircut: His hair was shaved on the sides and longer on top. He’s described as about 5-foot-8, roughly 160 pounds, and looked “like a kid” in his early 20s, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver was tall with a dark complexion.

No other details about the shooting were released Tuesday.

Tips can be directed to 911 or a dispatch non-emergency line at 360-676-6912.

  Comments