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Kirkland News Room

September 23 Update: Kirkland Houghton Beach Homicide

Picture of a black BMW from different angles

Contact: Public Information Officer
Tiffany Trombley
Kirkland Police Department

Case/Incident #2020-29834

Kirkland Police need help finding information on suspects

Kirkland, Wash. – The investigation into a homicide that occurred on the evening of September 16, 2020 at Houghton Beach Park has been rapidly progressing. The Kirkland Police Department needs your continued help in finding more information on the suspects involved.

Kirkland investigators have discovered that Houghton Beach Park was the destination for a firearms transaction. It was chosen since Kirkland is geographically located between Marysville, where the victim was travelling from, and Renton, where the suspects were travelling from. Investigators have contacted two of the three persons of interest in this case. There is more information leading to the possibility of a fourth person of interest.

Investigators still need more information about the suspects that were seen on the dock at the time of the shooting. See the below descriptions.

Suspect 1 has been described as a white male, age 15-20 years old, 5’10”-6’ tall, thin build, curly hair (unknown color), wearing a gray hoodie, either gray sweatpants or light-colored jeans, and white athletic shoes.

Suspect 2 has been described as an unknown race male, light skin, age 15-20 years old, 5’8”-5’10” tall, thin build, with dark curly hair, wearing a black hoodie (hood pulled over head), and black pants.

Audio evidence recovered of the shooting reveals multiple shots being fired. The suspects described above were seen running toward and getting into a vehicle. This vehicle is a dark blue, 4 door, BMW 535 XI. It has been located by investigators and is pictured above. 

Kirkland Police are asking that anyone who has information on persons associated with this vehicle to please contact investigators. There are distinct features of the vehicle that stand out: front passenger side running light out, vehicle has a loud muffler, and the driver side rear tire is a spare tire.

The vehicle left the area traveling northbound on Lakeview Drive. It was seen nearly colliding with another car that was traveling southbound on Lakeview Drive. Kirkland Police are asking the driver of that car to please come forward with information they can provide to aid in the investigation.

Please contact the Kirkland Police with information about this investigation by calling the tip line: 425-587-3515.