By Shari Ireton, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Director of Communications.
December 17, 2015, update.
Two 16 year-old males were arrested early Thursday morning, December 17th, for the murder of 17 year-old Anthony Camacho Vergara. Another suspect, 19 year-old Diego Tavares, was arrested earlier in the week for murder and is being held on $2 million bail.
The two suspects were taken into custody without incident. The Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force and the Everett Police Department provided assistance in identifying and locating the suspects.
Vergara was shot early last Saturday morning at a residence in the 12300 block of 4th Pl W and died.
Both suspects are from Everett and were booked into the Denny Youth Center.
The incident remains under investigation.
Original December 14, 2015, article.
Snohomish County Major Crimes detectives arrested a 19 year-old man for 1st degree murder on Monday morning, December 14, 2015. The man is suspected of shooting a 17 year-old male in the head at a residence in the 12300 block of 4th Place W early Saturday morning, December 12th.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that there had been a party at the location of the shooting. Sheriff’s deputies responded to several “shots fired” calls near that location around 3:40 am. At around 4 am, a 911 call came from personnel at Swedish Hospital in Snohomish County that a patient had been dropped off at the emergency room with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Harborview Regional Medical Center and died Saturday afternoon.
A vehicle that was seen dropping off the victim at Swedish was later located by deputies at the residence where the shooting is believed to have occurred. Deputies observed what appeared to be blood in the interior of the vehicle. The suspect was identified, taken into custody and booked into the Snohomish County jail Monday morning.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Detectives are investigating whether the incident was gang-related.