1 dead in shooting south of Poulsbo following car crash

POULSBO — A Sunday afternoon car crash on Viking Avenue ended in tragedy as a man later died at the scene of a shooting south of Poulsbo.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, a Jeep Patriot was headed south on the 18000 block of Viking Avenue when it hit the rear of a Dodge Dakota. The Jeep then crossed over the center line and hit another car, a Ford Ecosport, head on, Scott Wilson, deputy sheriff and public information officer for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, says in a news release Monday.

There were no major injuries, but the Jeep driver ran from the scene and attempted to enter a nearby house.

According to the release, during a confrontation, the homeowner then fired several shots at the Jeep driver, a man aged 25 to 30, who died shortly after emergency crews from the Poulsbo Fire Department arrived.

No arrests have been made, and the homeowner and spouse were cooperative when contacted by sheriff’s personnel.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information can reach out to detective Tim Keeler at 360-337-4825 or detective Krista Kleinfelder at 360-337-7117. Detectives are seeking assistance from nearby residents who may have security system, dashcam or doorbell video footage of the incident.

The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the driver.