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False 911 Report Leads to Arrest

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Shelton, WA — A 42-year-old Shelton man is currently in custody after reporting a bogus homicide.

Officers from the Shelton Police Department, along with Deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, converged on a home in the 200 block of Arcadia Avenue this morning after receiving a 911 call regarding a fatal shooting. The caller reported that a man had been shot and killed by his roommate. Due to its proximity, Bordeaux Elementary School was placed on lockdown.

Officers quickly learned there had not been a fatal shooting, nor was anyone injured. Bordeaux Elementary was cleared from lockdown, and investigators immediately began tracking down the initial 911 caller.  The 42-year-old suspect was located downtown and taken into custody without incident. 

The suspect is currently being held at a psychiatric unit under the involuntary mental health treatment act. The case is being forwarded to the City Prosecutor’s Office for referral of charges. 

Shelton PD would like to remind residents that it is illegal to intentionally call in false emergencies or misuse 911 emergency services.