FERNDALE, Wash. — An arrest warrant was issued out of Whatcom County Superior Court on June 30th for Lane Scott Phipps, age 26, after a charge of 2nd degree attempted murder was filed.
According to an affidavit of probable cause for arrest prepared by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and submitted in court by prosecutors, WCSO deputies responded to the 6000 block of Aldrich Road due to a report of a shooting.
Witnesses reported that a black passenger car had pulled down the driveway to a residence. The driver, said to be Phipps, reportedly had “a beef” with a victim who he located by the residence. Surveillance video showed the 2 arguing for about 15 minutes. Phipps then returned to the car and proceeded to drive down the driveway toward the road while the victim followed on foot.
The car stopped in the driveway, an occupant shoots the victim, and the car leaves.
The victim was transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center with a gunshot wound through the chest, A .45 caliber shell casing was located at the scene.
WCSO officials have asked for the public’s assistance in locating Phipps.
Phipps is described as 5-foot 11-inches tall weighing 185 pounds with blue eyes.
He is also wanted by the Lynnwood Police Department for 1st degree assault, felony harassment and additional crimes associated with an incident on July 5th at a Lynnwood business.
He also has an active arrest warrant for escape from community custody from the Department of Corrections.
He was last seen driving a 2011 Jaguar XF, displaying a temporary tag #A5378260. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone with information about Phipps’ location is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.
Phipps was out on $50,000 bail at the time of the shooting while awaiting trial in Whatcom County Superior Court on 2 counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Phipps has prior felony convictions for assault, residential burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property