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Man, 18, charged with fatal shooting in Wash.

Associated Press - April 18, 2009 6:05 PM ET

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - An 18-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in a fatal shooting last year at Sunnyside, Wash.

Julian Williams was arraigned Friday in Yakima County Superior Court and is in jail on a $1 million bond. Williams was charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Eric Vargas.

Police say Vargas and 17-year-old Antonio Carrasco Jr. were shot on Nov. 10, 2008, after throwing rocks and breaking the rear window of a car occupied by gang members in Sunnyside.

Police say someone got out of the car and opened fire, striking both Vargas and Carrasco. Vargas died later at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

A second suspect has been arrested in the case and is awaiting charges. Police say both suspects are known gang members.

Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakima-herald.com

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