Suspect arrested in deaths of married couple

A suspect was arrested Aug. 21 in connection with the killings of a married couple found dead at their home in Olalla Aug. 18.

Shaun D. Rose was arrested Sunday night after a struggle at a residence in Tacoma.

The victims were identified as 51-year-old Steven P. Shulz and 51-year-old Mina Shulz, a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office news release says.

Rose had been seen earlier Sunday driving a white Buick passenger car in Mason County. Sheriff’s office personnel there pursued him for some time before losing him due to erratic and dangerous driving. He ditched the Buick and stole another vehicle in Pierce County, which he drove to Tacoma. He abandoned that vehicle before making his way to the residence where he was arrested.

Rose was to be transported to Kitsap County to be interviewed by detectives and booked into the county jail on his no-bail felony murder warrant.

On Aug. 18, deputies responded to the 12900 block of Shady Glen Avenue SE in Olalla for suspicious circumstances reported at a residence. The reporting person had checked on her parents and discovered forced entry and saw blood inside. She was unable to locate either parent. The caller backed away and called 911.

The bodies were turned over to the county coroner’s office, which will determine the cause and manner of death. Shady Glen Avenue was closed to all except residents for most of Aug. 19.