Arrest made in February 2020 homicide of a store clerk 7-11

EDMONDS, Washington, April 7, 2022 –Edmonds Police Detectives booked Victorya Leona Foulkes, a 26-year-old woman from Auburn, to the Snohomish County Jail for the February 21, 2020 homicide of Nagendiram Kandasamy.

Foulkes had previously been taken into custody during a search warrant operation on March 15, 2020 in Enumclaw. Yesterday’s arrest resulted in the woman being booked for 1st-Degree of Murder and Attempt 1st-Robbery. Both are Class A felonies and if convicted, Foulkes could face life imprisonment as well as fines of up to $50,000.

Additionally, detectives will recommend loads of 1st-Degree of Murder, Attempt 1st-Robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm for a 25-year-old Enumclaw man who is currently being held on unrelated charges in Pierce County Jail. This man had also been taken into custody during the March 2020 operation.

On February 21, 2020, at a 7-Eleven in Edmonds, Nagendiram Kandasamy, 64, was fatally shot during a 16-hour shift. He was also a loving husband and father.

At the time, the suspect was described as “only a white male in his twenties” according to King 5’s report. Security footage captures the shooter running through the store, jumping onto the checkout counter and firing his gun.

A 23-year-old man and his 24-year-old girlfriend, both from Enumclaw, have been arrested in connection with the case. However, Edmonds Police informed The Times that the woman had been released while the man was currently in custody on unrelated charges.

Detectives worked closely with the Snohomish County District Attorney’s Office throughout their investigation. The complex case required countless hours of work, including search warrants and forensic analysis of evidence.

While the pandemic caused delays, the case remained the highest priority for the Edmonds Police Department. In doing so, they enlisted the help of the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force, which has been working hard to locate the suspect. However, on April 6, 2022, the suspect was arrested by Auburn police, who located and arrested her during a traffic stop.

Statement from Chief Michelle Bennett

Michelle Bennett

“The act of cowardice that claimed Mr. Kandasamy’s life left a deep impact on his family and our community. From its earliest moments, the women and men of Edmonds PD have worked tirelessly to build this case and get a violent suspect off the streets. While our detectives conducted the investigation, they had the assistance of several law enforcement partners. It was a total team effort. We will continue to work with the prosecutor’s office to support their pursuit of dangerous suspects. These arrests and charges are not a conclusion, but they bring us closer to justice for the Kandasamy family. »

Updating articles [2:33 p.m. April 7, 2022]: Added additional charges to a second suspect.