Police still seeking leads in 2017 murder

Redmond police continue to search for leads in a murder investigation stemming from a shooting death at a New Years Eve party last year.

Officers responded to a shooting in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2017 in the 16800 block of Northeast 39th Court and found Adrian Anguiano, 20, shot in the neck.

Anguiano was a Tukwila resident who was at a party in the apartment complex.

According to a release from the Redmond Police Department, there are still no suspects.

“Redmond PD hopes the people that know who committed this crime will change their minds about coming forward and do the right thing,” the release said.

Party-goers were interviewed as part of the investigation but no arrests have been made yet.

According to a Reporter article, on the night of the murder, firefighters were called to The Trails of Redmond apartment complex after an automatic fire alarm went off, which may have been triggered by people smoking inside a recreation center where there was a party of around 100 people.

While on scene, a firefighter heard a gunshot and called the police, who arrived around 2 a.m. to find Anguiano outside of the recreation room as a chaotic crowd dispersed.

He had been shot once in the neck.

A K-9 unit was called in, as was assistance from both the Kirkland and Bellevue police departments.

Police said in statements last year that Anguiano had been in an altercation with someone, which resulted in the shooting.

“We are certain there was someone at that party or knows the suspect and has information that will close the case,” said Sgt. AnnMarie Fein in a statement. “The victim’s family deserves closure and this suspect needs to be brought to justice.”

A GoFundMe was set up by Anguiano’s family at the time.

“We were all completely heartbroken at the news and at this point can only pray for peace and hope that the person that took Adrian’s life will be found and brought to justice,” it read. “Adrian was full of life and loved to make others laugh. He loved playing soccer and always looked out for his family. He just celebrated his 20th birthday on December 27th. He was so young with so much life ahead of him. We never would have imagined that this would happen to our baby brother.”

Anyone with tips can report them at the Redmond police non-emergency line at 425-556-2500 or at Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.