Community Police & Fire

Suspect arrested in Olalla killings

Posted on August 22nd, 2022 By:

Tacoma Police Department officers arrested a suspect in the killing of two people in Olalla following a long chase and a struggle.

The arrest of 40-year-old Shaun D. Rose occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday at a gas station in Tacoma, according to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Shaun Rose

 

Kitsap detectives identified Rose as a suspect on Saturday in the killing of Steven P. Shulz and Mina Shulz, both 51, at an address on Shady Glen Avenue. The Shulzs owned E2W Brewing, a microbrewery that participated this year in the Gig Harbor and Bremerton brewery festivals.

Tips contributed to identifying, locating suspect

No motive has been noted in the sheriff’s office’s public posts, but deputies reported finding signs of forced entry at the Shulzs’ home.

Mason County deputies located Rose earlier Sunday but lost him after a pursuit. Kitsap’s Facebook post attributed Rose’s escape to his “erratic and dangerous driving.”

He abandoned the white Buick that Mason County deputies described him driving, stole another vehicle, then ditched that one before being spotted at the gas station.

Deputies booked Rose into the Kitsap County jail early Monday on a no-bail warrant for felony murder.
Kitsap County’s Facebook post indicated that tips from the public were critical to identifying and locating Rose.

Detectives are still seeking video surveillance that may provide evidence in the case. A post on Saturday indicated that investigators were looking for video from the area of Bowe Lane in Port Orchard between 8 and 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Detectives believe Rose stole a vehicle there around that time. Investigators recovered the vehicle.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Jennifer Rice at (360) 337-5616 [email protected] You can also submit tips to www.CrimeStoppers.com or using the P3Tips app.

Longbranch resident with criminal past

A story by the Kitsap Sun newspaper of Bremerton indicates that Rose, a resident of Longbranch on the Key Peninsula, had a long criminal history.

Most recently, he failed to appear at an Aug. 10 hearing related to a burglary that occurred July 28, 2021. That burglary happened on Nelson Road, not far from the Shady Glen address where the Shulzs were killed.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office posted this image from the scene of a suspected double homicide near Olalla.

In the July burglary, Rose allegedly stole at least 12 firearms, including assault-style rifles like AK-47s and AR-15s. He pleaded not guilty and was released in April from the Kitsap County Jail, where had had been held on $25,000 bail.

Law enforcement later recovered many of those weapons, according to the Kitsap Sun story. He attributed his criminal troubles to his use of illegal drugs.

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