Four suspects apprehended in Kirkland shooting

The arrest was a collaborative effort among Kirkland and Tacoma police and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

Kirkland police have arrested four subjects in connection to a shooting that injured one person— a single male victim whose injuries were not life threatening.

At 9 a.m. on Jan. 6, authorities responded to a report of a shot fired at 450 Central Way. A victim with gunshot wounds was located at the scene and transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Detectives believe the victim was the ex-boyfriend of one of the female suspects and the shooting an act of retaliation. One of the four suspects led the subjects to the victim, who was staying in downtown Kirkland overnight with a friend.

It is alleged that three of the suspects physically assaulted the victim and one shot him with a handgun that was brought to the scene. All four suspects fled the scene.

Investigators uncovered the identity of the four involved in the shooting and with the help of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and the Tacoma Police Department, two suspects, 21-year-old David A. Garcia and Tashylah Combs, 18, were arrested on Jan. 8.

A day later, Kirkland detectives took Gabriel Garcia, 23, into custody after communicating with his family members. Garcia agreed to turn himself in and met officers in a public location, where he was arrested without incident. The final suspect, 18-year-old female Taylor Campbell, was taken into custody in Pierce County.

The suspects were booked into the King County Jail and the Regional Justice Center on first-degree assault charges.