Lake Stevens Man Murdered While Protecting Wife During Cascade Mall Shooting

Burlington, Washington– Officials with the Skagit County Coroners Office have not officially identified any of the victims of the Cascade Mall Shooting in Burlington, Washington.  However,  family members of Sixty Year old Chuck Eagan of Lake Stevens, Washington  have  identified him as one of  the five people who were murdered in the mall shooting.

Chuck and his wife had reportedly went to dinner on the evening of September 23rd and after dinner they went browsing at the Cascade Mall.  The couple were in the Macy’s store when the 20-year old gunman opened fire with a rifle inside the store, randomly shooting shoppers.

The couple took off running and at some point Mr. Eagans wife is said to have tripped and fell. The gunman is said to have shot Mr. Eagan as he attempted to protect her.

Mr Eagan was  treated on the scene by Medics and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he succumbed to his injuries in the early morning hours of September 24th, 2016.

Chuck was an AOG Manufacturing Engineer at the Boeing Company where is was a long time employee.  He is said to have two daughters and three granddaughters.


Alexandra Serenity-Belle shared the above photo on the Facebook page “Lake Stevens News Spot”  and she wrote “My grandpa was the greatest, happiest man….he was my hero, the only man in my life who’s always been there….always…. He is admirable……I’m at loss for words 🙁 I’m going to keep my last name Eagan….as I am one of the last 2 with the last name.

His ex wife, Susan Bigham, wrote “I received some horrible news today that my daughters father, Chuck Eagan was one of the shooting victims at the (Cascade) mall on Friday. My daughters, Jennifer and Jocie lost their daddy on Friday. We didn’t find this out until today. The girls are crushed…..so am I. I just cant believe it….We are all in shock, and heartbroken.

There is a vigil planned for all the victims on Monday, September 26th from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the parking lot of the Cascade Mall. Residents who want to attend are asked to bring a candle to light to “light up the Boulevard” in front of the mall.

Light up the Blvd Vigil

Light up the Blvd Vigil




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Chris Nelson
I'm a long time Skagit County Resident. I believe in doing the right thing and helping others when you can.

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