Renton PD looking to ID suspects in deadly shooting of 19-year-old

Detectives with Renton Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in a recent homicide of a 19-year-old. 

The incident started on May 19 with an exchange of words between two groups at El Muchacho Alegre restaurant on Airport Way, near Logan Avenue S. 

Investigators say a fistfight broke out outside of the restaurant. 

Then, around 10 p.m., two men in a group of four allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old in the parking lot.

The group left the man bleeding on the pavement. 

In retaliation for the assault, a 19-year-old began ramming his car into the suspects' Toyota Sequoia. 

"He was driving his vehicle into the suspect’s car as they were trying to leave. He did this multiple times," said Meeghan Black, the communications manager for the Renton Police Department. 

One of the men opened fire on the vehicle driven by the 19-year-old, ultimately killing him. 

Later, when officers located the victim, they learned that a group of men were involved in the assault. 

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The victim said the group, which consisted of men ranging from 25-30 years old, attacked him in the parking lot.

Renton Police said when the victim fled into a nearby business, he heard the shooting. When officers arrived, all the suspects were gone.

The two suspects are men in their early to mid 30s. It's unclear if they knew either victim or if the two victims were together.

The suspects were driving a silver 2010 Toyota Sequoia, which now has significant front-end and driver’s side damage. If you know who they are, contact Detective Chris Edwards at

"We have been able to identify two primary aggressors, the two we are looking to talk with. Obviously, we would like to talk to the other two gentlemen as well, and if they would like to come and speak with us, that would be fabulous," Black said.


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