Earlier this week, Bellevue Police investigators arrested four individuals suspected in participating in a homicide that occurred earlier this year at a Bellevue Park. The rare killing marked the first murder in the city in more than three years.
On April 3rd, 18-year-old Josue Flores was found deceased in Goldsmith Park in Bellevue after having been shot several times. Investigators with the Bellevue Police Department immediately began collecting evidence at the scene, and would later recover additional physical and digital evidence that led them to the identification of the four suspects. The investigation has also linked themwith a shooting that occurred in Everett earlier the same night.
Yesterday, investigators with the Bellevue Police Department, including the patrol division, investigations division, SWAT team, and Special Operations Group, working together with investigators from the Everett Police Department, arrested three suspects. Today, a fourth juvenile suspect was arrested after he was released from King County youth detention.
The three adult suspects were booked into the King County Jail for first degree murder. The juvenile was booked into the King County Youth Detention center for first degree murder. The suspects are expected to make their first court appearance today or tomorrow.
Bellevue Chief of Police Steve Mylett, in speaking about this case, stated: “Our entire community is safer with these violent individuals behind bars.” Mylett continued: “I commend the hard work of the many investigators with the Bellevue Police Department, the Everett Police Department, and the King County Prosecutor’s Office that were involved with this case.”
Chief Mylett will be available for media interviews regarding this case today at Bellevue City Hall from 2-3 p.m..