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Sunnyside Man Arrested for Homicide After Police Chase

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WARDEN, Wash.--  A Sunnyside man is behind bars after police say he shot and killed a man in Warden.

The Warden Police Chief says 27-year-old Israel Morfin, of Sunnyside, killed 19-year-old Manuel Martinez, of Warden, in Warden around 10:30 Saturday morning, then drove off.  He says the call initially came in as a drive-by shooting.  Police later saw Morfin driving in Adam's County, then the chase continued into Yakima County.

Officers had to use spike strips to stop the car, then Morfin ran.  Officers say they eventually caught up with him and arrested him.
   

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