Burlington, WA– Officers from the Burlington Police Department arrested a second teen on April 3rd, 2017 in the shooting death of 16-year old Angel Estrada.
According to a press release from Burlington Police Officer Mike Lumpkin, the 17-year old teen was taken into custody without incident at his residence. The teen who has not been identified by Detectives, is being held in the Skagit County Juvenile Detention Center for Investigation of 2nd Degree Murder.
Burlington Police Officers were originally dispatched to the 100 block of Heritage Place around 11:25 p.m. on March 30th, 2017 for reports of gunshots in the area.
Arriving Officers found a 16-year old Burlington male, later identified as Angel Estrada, who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Burlington Detectives and Investigators from the Washington State Patrol, Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Police Department and Sedro-Woolley Police Department responded to help at the scene.
A 15-year old Burlington male, who was believed to be the shooter, was taken into custody a short time later at his residence in Burlington. The 15-year old teen who has not been identified by Detectives, is also being held at the Skagit County Juvenile Detention Center for investigation of 2nd Degree Murder.
Detectives believe the shooting occurred during a physical altercations between the three teens. While the exact motive for the altercation and shooting is unclear, Detectives believe the incident to be gang related.
Angel Estrada is a self proclaimed Norte gang member on his social media pages.
Friends of Angel Estrada have set up a Go Fund Me Account for people to donate to his memorial and funeral costs. The account has raised $1,230 dollars of its $10,000 goal in four days. If you would like to donate, The link can be found by clicking here.