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18-year-old Renton man charged in Bellevue theater shooting

Carlos Anthony Espinoza is accused of shooting and killing a man in the parking lot of an AMC theater in Bellevue.

Editor's note: The video above was originally published before the shooting suspect was arrested and charged.

BELLEVUE, Wash. - An 18-year-old Renton man has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting at a Bellevue theater on July 7.

The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the west parking lot of the AMC theater on Factoria Boulevard SE, according to Bellevue police.

Carlos Anthony Espinoza is accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun into the chest of a Bellevue teen. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition but did not survive, police said.

Espinoza was arrested at his home, where police found a hacksaw and the shotgun’s sawed-off barrel along with shotgun shells that matched shells found in his car and at the shooting scene.

Police recovered a 12-gauge shotgun on the back seat of his vehicle.

Espinoza was also charged with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun. Records show he remains jailed on $2 million bail.

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