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Bellingham Police seek man suspected in woman’s death

Source: Bellingham Police

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Bellingham Police Department (BPD) released the following statement today, February 12th, asking for the publics assistance in locating a murder suspect.

On February 8, 2022, Bellingham Police were called to the 1000 block N. State Street for a welfare check, which immediately turned into a homicide investigation. Officers found a deceased woman, age 31, in the stairwell of the building. Since then, BPD Detectives have actively been working this case. Their investigation identified Shilo A. Englert, 33, from Bellingham, as the suspect in this case. There is an active warrant for Englert’s arrest for murder 2nd degree.

Officers were sent to the 1000 block of N State Street at approximately 9:29 p.m., on February 8, 2022, for a welfare check. The patrol officers found a deceased woman in the stairwell with a gunshot wound to her body. It has been determined she died as a result of the gunshot wound and her death is a homicide. BPD Crime Scene Investigators (CSI,) detectives and Whatcom County Medical Examiner’s Office personnel responded to the scene to begin their investigation.

There is probable cause for Englert’s arrest as a result of the detectives’ investigation. An active arrest warrant for murder 2nd degree exists. We are seeking the assistance of anyone who knows where Englert may be hiding and ask they contact BPD in one of the following ways:

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Confidential phone tip line: (360) 778-8611
Email tip line: www.cob.org/tips

If he is seen, call 9-1-1 immediately, as he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Bellingham Police Department (February 12, 2022)

According to Whatcom County Superior Court records, Englert was out of custody after posting $450 cash bail while awaiting trial on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing a law enforcement officer and hit and run of an unattended vehicle or property. The charges are related to an incident that occurred January 18th.

Englert has prior adult felony convictions dating back to 2007 that include violation of the Controlled Substance Act, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and has appeared as a defendant in over 40 cases in multiple municipal and district courts as well as Whatcom County Superior Court since 2010.

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He is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing on April 1st.

4 Comments

  1. STEPHEN R HIATT February 12, 2022

    Getting out on low level bail might be great for the accused, but what about others?

  2. Extrememtb February 12, 2022

    $450 cash bail for a stolen vehicle by a lifelong criminal? That makes no sense. Whatever happened to protecting the public. If we had actually held this guy accountable, this women would still be alive.

  3. Becky Anderson February 12, 2022

    Maybe someone who has 40+ ‘encounters’ with the law should not be given such a low bail amount. That’s crappy.

  4. Susan February 12, 2022

    I wonder what happened to “ 3 strikes your out” ?? He’s got away with every bad deed imaginable ~~ with no punishment at all😢😠

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