Man dies in shooting at Tri-Cities apartment complex. 2nd killing there in 6 months
A 20-year-old man died after being shot Friday night in the area of the Columbia Park Apartments in the 1700 block of Jadwin Avenue, police reported.
He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The victim was specifically targeted and this was not a random shooting, Richland police said on social media.
They continue to investigate and had released no further information Saturday morning.
Anyone with information is asked to call 509-628-0333.
New Year’s Shooting
The shooting was on the same day that Richland police announced that two suspects had been charged in a gang-related murder at the same apartment complex on New Year’s Eve.
Felipe Manjares, 19, of Sunnyside, and Rafael Torres-Topete, 17, of Kennewick, are accused of killing Michael Castoreno outside the Columbia Park Apartments, Richland police said Friday morning.
Castoreno was shot several times and died at the scene.
Detectives tracked Manjares to Kingfisher, Okla., where he was arrested on May 5 with the help of a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force and Oklahoma law enforcement agencies.
His alleged accomplice, Torres-Topete, is already in juvenile detention in connection with a robbery committed days before the shooting. He is charged as an adult with premeditated first-degree murder, along with the aggravating factor of using a gun.
He is awaiting extradition back to Washington state.
This is a developing story and may be updated.