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Police Make an Arrest in Othello Orchard Shooting

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CONNELL, Wash. - Police in Adams County have arrested a Connell man in connection with the two bodies found in an Othello orchard on Wednesday.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office along with the Connell Police Department arrested 31-year-old Francisco A. Rizo Friday morning, without incident.

Rizo is suspected of shooting 39-year-old Juan Luis Rizo-Torres and 29-year-old Ruben Gonzalez-Navarrete after the two got in to a verbal and physical argument with another worker.

Police say when Rizo found out about the altercation, he went to the orchard and confronted the two victims, shooting both with a small caliber handgun. Police are still ser aching for the gun.

Rizo was booked into the Adams County Jail and will be charged with two counts of Murder in the First Degree.

An autopsy on the two victims will be conducted July 12, 2013 in Moses Lake, Wa.

 

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