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Police seek public’s help locating suspect in Ferndale murder

FERNDALE, Wash. — Ferndale Police are asking for the public assistance in locating a suspect in a murder that occurred last Sunday.

Today, Thursday, January 27th, Ferndale Police issued a statement about the incident and asked for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect.

On 01/23/2022 shortly after midnight, the Ferndale Police responded to a report of a shooting at a large party. Responding officers located a victim on the ground outside who had sustained two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

An arrest warrant has been issued for as MIGUEL ANGEL MIRANDA (06/13/1998) in connection with this homicide.  He was last seen in a white 2010 Acura, Washington License BYD1918, with dark tinted windows and black wheels. The police department is seeking the public’s help in locating Miguel Miranda and the vehicle involved. Miranda is considered armed and dangerous. 

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If you see or know the whereabouts of Miranda, please call 9-1-1 DO NOT approach him.

Ferndale Police Department (January 28, 2022)
MIGUEL ANGEL MIRANDA Source: Ferndale Police Department
MIGUEL ANGEL MIRANDA Source: Ferndale Police Department
Similar white 2010 Acura – not actual vehicle

Miranda is described as 23-years-old, 5-foot 5-inches tall and weighing 150 pounds.

About 12:20am Sunday, January 23rd, first responders were dispatched to gathering at a rental event venue in the 5500 block of 2nd Avenue in Ferndale. Witnesses told police there had been an altercation going on involving the victim and an unknown male when several gun shots were heard. Shortly after hearing the shots, witnesses reported seeing a smaller white passenger car flee the area. That vehicle was last seen northbound on I-5 from Main Street.

On Monday, Miranda was charge with 2nd degree murder without premeditation according to a court filing in Whatcom County Superior Court.

Miranda was previously charged with felony drive-by shooting after a 2016 incident on Haxton Way. He pled guilty to 1st degree criminal assistance and the drive-by shooting charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 6 months of partial confinement eligible for in and out of custody work crew, work release and electronic in-home detention and required to pay $7,910 in restitution, fines and fees. At the time, he had no prior felony convictions.

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2 Comments

  1. Johnson January 27, 2022

    Tell the victim’s family Democratic state legislators are proposing lowering the penalty for drive- by murder.

  2. Dennis January 28, 2022

    “Miranda was previously charged with felony drive-by shooting after a 2016 incident on Haxton Way. He pled guilty to 1st degree criminal assistance and the drive-by shooting charge was dismissed.”
    Obviously this approach does not work! When are DAs going to quit giving plea bargain outs for attempted murder/homicide in shootings????

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