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Arrest made in Toppenish murder

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Toppenish Police make an arrest in last week's murder of a 15-year-old Buena boy.

Tuesday, 18-year-old David Chavez made his first appearance in a Yakima County courtroom.

He's facing first degree murder.

Police say Chavez and several others chased a group of rival gang members into an alley in Toppenish before firing two shots, killing Jose Rodriguez.

Chavez was released from the Toppenish city jail just an hour before the shooting.
His bail was set at a million dollars.