FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2023
Ora Hamel, public information officer, media line: 425-257-7444
Second Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Fifteen-Year-Old
EVERETT, WA – Last night, members of the Everett Police Department Anti-Crime Team (ACT) and Violent Crime Unit (VCU) arrested a second suspect, nineteen-year-old Victor E. Torres-Zuniga, in connection with the murder of a fifteen-year-old on September 8, 2023.
Twenty-year-old Uriel A. Hernandez Martinez was arrested by ACT and VCU on the evening of September 9th. The shooting is believed to have been in connection to a long-running feud between rival gang members.
Since the shooting occurred, ACT, VCU and our Major Crimes Detectives have been working tirelessly to identify any involved parties in the shooting. Although the investigation remains ongoing, it is believed the two suspects responsible for the shooting that resulted in the teen’s death are now in custody.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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