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UPDATE: Suspect in Friday night homicide arrested

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YAKIMA--The suspect in the city of Yakima's first homicide of 2010 is in police custody.

Acting on tips gathered Saturday, Yakima police arrested Bobby Ray Zapien late Saturday night at the Red Carpet Motel on Fruitvale Blvd.

The 37-year-old Zapien will be charged with first degree murder.  Police believe he's the man who shot Yakima resident Luis Gonzalez, 32, in the head outside a home on the 1000 block of South 26th Avenue on Friday night. 

Gonzalez died shortly before midnight Friday, about three hours after being shot.

Police were sent to 26th Avenue at around 8:20 p.m.  There they found Gonzalez, 32, lying in the driveway of a home.  He had been shot once in the head.

A witness told police he and Gonzalez were working on a car when a man approached and fired one shot.

Gonzalez was a known gang member, but police have not declared the shooting related to gang activity.

This is the first homicide in the city of Yakima in 2010 and the second in Yakima County.

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