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UPDATE: Suspect Captured In Spokane Valley After Deadly Shooting

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UPDATE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: On 09-21-13 around 6:00pm, law enforcement officers received information that Anthony Vasquez, a man wanted for a homicide occurring earlier this week in Moses Lake, was at an address at 18100 E Alki in Spokane Valley.

Officers from Spokane Police Department's Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT), SWAT and K-9 teams, along with the US Marshalls, set up a perimeter around the house and worked to communicate with Vasquez in an attempt to get him to come out of the home and into custody safely.

Vasquez ran out of the backdoor of the residence and SPD K-9 quickly located him. He was apprehended by SPD SWAT officers after a short foot pursuit in the area around 9:30pm.

Grant County detectives traveled to Spokane to interview Vasquez regarding the Grant County homicide incident.

UPDATE FROM THE GRANT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Deputy United States Marshals arrested murder suspect Anthony J. Vasquez Saturday night in Spokane. Vasquez had been on the run since allegedly shooting Juan Garcia in a car in the parking lot of Airport Grocery Mart this past Tuesday evening.

Garcia's girlfriend and her six-year-old son were in the car when the shooting happened. Alleged getaway driver Alejandro Manzo was arrested Thursday.

"I give a great deal of credit to the US Marshals Service, as well as the special deputy marshals who are also member of the sheriff's office and Moses Lake police," said Sheriff Tom Jones.

"Their efforts, coupled with the hundreds of tips from citizens, helped get Vasquez into custody, and for that I thank everyone who worked to find Vaquez."


UPDATE: The Grant County coroner's office has identified a man fatally shot in a car Tuesday night in a Moses Lake, Wash., grocery store parking lot.
Killed was 22-year-old Juan Jesus Garcia of Moses Lake. The sheriff's office says a 23-year-old woman and a 6-year-old boy were also in the car but were not injured.
Deputies continue searching for the 23-year-old suspect identified as Anthony R. Vasquez.
Sheriff's spokesman Kyle Foreman says the shooting took place outside the Airport Grocery Mart.


Police in Grant County are looking for 23-year-old Anthony R. Vasquez in connection to a homicide that happened in Moses Lake Tuesday night. Vasquez is described as 5'5", 180, brown eyes, black hair, wearing white shorts, white tank top, white and black baseball cap.

Police say Vasquez is armed and dangerous and they are searching near Valley Road and Ottmar Road area for him. They are asking the public to stay away from that area and to call 9-1-1 if you see him. 

The deceased male was found in the parking lot of a grocery mart on Patton Blvd. 

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Officials with the Grant County Sheriff's Office say one person is dead following a shooting in Moses Lake at a deli near Big Bend Community College.

The victim has not yet been identified, but we are told he is in his early 20's and he was shot in a car outside a the Airport Grocery Mart on Patton Blvd at around 6:40 Tuesday evening. The suspect or suspects fled the scene in a car that was found about 4 miles away in the Cascade Valley area. No one was in the car.

Right now no suspects have been identified, but police say this shooting does not appear to be random at this point, however the investigation is still in the very early stages.

We will update you as soon as more information becomes available.

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