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First Degree Murder Charges Filed Against Two Richland Teens

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Two Richland teens accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old Richland boy are officially facing first degree murder charges.

According the Benton County Jail Roster, 19-year-old Joshua Hunt and 18-year-old John Young face charges of first degree murder.

Both Young and Hunt were arrested on July 4th for the murder of Joshua Snapp.

Court documents show that Hunt and Young took turns shooting Snapp in the desert off SR 240 and Beardsley Road on the morning of July 4th.

Young told investigators that after partying together, the three teens went to smoke marijuana in the desert.

Young says an argument broke out about Snapp being an informant and owing money to hunt.

Documents show that Hunt then shot Snapp multiple times and then gave the gun to Young who shot Snapp in the head.

Investigators say Young and Hunt drove away to Benton City where they threw a back pack containing their shoes and the murder weapon into the Yakima River.

Benton County deputies arrested Hunt and Young after Young told a clerk at a Benton City gas station to call 911 to report a shooting.

Both Young and Hunt will be in Benton County Court Wednesday.