Suspect held on $2 million bail

EVERETT – A man who was arrested in the shooting death of a co-worker told witnesses that he was fed up with the victim teasing him, according to court documents.

Arturo Galindo Garcia, 29, was arrested Thursday shortly after police found the body of Euginio Renteria, 27, outside Cascadia Pointe Apartments in the 8100 block of Fifth Avenue W.

Galindo Garcia was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree murder. He appeared Friday in Everett District Court, where bail was set at $1 million.

According to court documents, the two men worked together at National Foods in Everett. They also used to live together at the apartment complex before Renteria moved out to live with his brother and sister-in-law.

The two men were having dinner with friends when Galindo Garcia told the victim that he was tired of being teased at work and had complained to a supervisor.

Renteria and another man walked out of the apartment, and Galindo Garcia followed, according to an affidavit filed in court. A witness told police that Galindo Garcia pulled a handgun from his pants pocket and shot Renteria once, according to court documents.

The witness also told police that Galindo Garcia then pointed the gun at him. After the shooting, witnesses directed police to Galindo Garcia, who was walking away. He told officers he had hidden the gun under some bushes, according to court documents. Police found a semiautomatic gun believed to have been used to kill Renteria.

Renteria’s family doesn’t understand why he was killed.

“He hasn’t done anything to be shot over,” said Martha Lopez, Renteria’s sister in-law. “I’ve never known him to be in trouble with anybody.”

Renteria had lived with his brother and Lopez for about three years. He was the father of two young children, Lopez said.

“He’s a good family man. My kids love him,” Lopez said.

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