Suspect killed by Redmond police in Kirkland identified

Marcelo Castellano was fatally shot by Redmond police after failing to comply with arrest orders.

The man killed by Redmond police on June 14 at the Kingsgate Safeway in Kirkland has been identified.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Marcelo Castellano, 40, as the man who died from multiple gunshot wounds after Redmond police detectives attempted to arrest him.

Detectives approached Castellano as he was pumping gas at the Safeway and attempted to arrest him when shots were fired. The Kirkland Police Department (KPD) is investigating the incident and confirmed that five detectives were on the scene at the time of the incident and they had probable cause for arrest.

Castellano was a suspect in a drug-related case at the time and was previously described as a “prolific Eastside drug dealer” in the Redmond police blotter in February when he was arrested in Kirkland for two counts of violation of the uniform controlled substance act. According to court records, he posted a $30,050 bail on March 19.

Castellano had a handgun in his possession at the time of the shooting and was not compliant with detectives’ orders, according to a KPD press release. The release did not specify where the gun was located or if the suspect was brandishing it.

Currently, the five Redmond detectives have been placed on administrative leave, per procedure, as KPD’s investigations unit continues its investigation. The detectives have not been identified, but KPD released their ages and years of experience. They range from 35-46 years old with 11-22 years of experience.

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