Four arrested in connection with murder of 18-year-old in Bellevue

Police said they used posted to the suspect’s social media accounts to assist in their investigation.

Credit: Bellevue Police Department. 

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Bellevue police investigators announced on Tuesday the arrest of four suspects in connection with an April homicide.

Josue Flores, 18, was found dead in Goldsmith Park on April 3 after having been shot multiple times. Click here for our previous coverage on the case.

It was the first murder in the city in more than three years.

Police said physical and digital evidence recovered during their investigation led them to identify the four suspects.

"The investigation has also linked them with a shooting that occurred in Everett earlier the same night," police wrote in a news release.

Police said three suspects were arrested Monday and a fourth juvenile suspect was arrested Tuesday after he was released from King County Youth Detention.

The three adult suspects were booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

The juvenile suspect was booked into the King County Youth Detention center on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Officials said photos from the suspect's social media accounts were used to assist in the investigation.

"Our entire community is safer with these violent individuals behind bars," Bellevue Chief of Police Steve Mylett said. "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."

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Posted by KIRO 7 News on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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