EVERETT — The teen boy who was shot and killed on the way to Kamiak High School earlier this month was identified Wednesday.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased as Bryan Tamayo-Franco. He was 15.
“On Friday, we learned one of our Kamiak students was a victim of gun-related violence while waiting at a bus stop with others,” Kamiak principal Stephen Shurtleff wrote in a letter to the community Sept. 10. “My heart aches for this young person’s family and friends as they grieve his loss.”
Around 6:45 a.m. Sept. 8, Tamayo-Franco stood at a bus stop in the 7700 block of Hardeson Road on the way to Kamiak, according to a police report. Security footage showed a black Kia Soul, later identified as a stolen vehicle, driving on Hardeson Road past the bus stop about three times in four minutes.
Surveillance footage showed the Kia slowed by the bus stop, with the passenger rear window “broken out,” according to the police report.
Someone opened fire from the car, according to police. The teen fell to the ground.
Tamayo-Franco was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where he later died.
Days after the high school student’s death, community members left balloons, messages and prayer candles at stop 3705.
“Gone too soon,” one message read.
Police arrested two suspects this month, Uriel Hernandez-Martinez, 21, and Victor Torres-Zuniga, 19, for investigation of first-degree murder. Both men and the deceased teenager were members of rival gangs, according to police.
As of Wednesday, prosecutors hadn’t filed formal charges against the suspects.
Earlier this month, Shurtleff advised Kamiak families to direct any tips on Tamayo-Franco’s death to Everett police.
“We all play a part in making Kamiak a safe place where everyone feels they belong,” Shurtleff wrote. “When something like this happens, we have an opportunity to show we care and demonstrate the support we want to offer to all who are struggling.”