$2 million bail for suspected accomplice in Yakima homicide
YAKIMA--Last weekend's homicide could be an open and shut case. Yakima police say they've arrested the prime suspects, seized the car used in the drive-by shooting, and even found the murder weapon.
Two suspected accomplices in Saturday night's shooting appeared in court Thursday.
KNDO talked to Chief Sam Granato, who said this case would still be unsolved without help from the community.
Police think Sergio Villalobos-Losoya drove the suspect car on Saturday night, when David Duarte was shot to death on 16th Avenue.
Losoya was arrested Saturday night. His capture led police to the suspect car, then to Salvador Pinedo.
Officers searched Pinedo's Tampico residence and say they found drugs and two guns, one of which they think is the murder weapon.
Both men made their preliminary appearances in court Saturday.
Chief Granato said the case wouldn't have came together without community involvement and the help of police agencies across the Yakima Valley.
"Having a comprehensive strategy, cooperation by all the law enforcement agencies as we showed in this [operation] with the Violent Crimes Task Force," Granato said. "We can solve these crimes and take these people off the street."
Police plan to charge Villalobos-Losoya with first-degree murder. His bail was set at $2 million.
Pinedo's bail is $25,000. Both men will be arraigned on March 25.