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Yakima Police Arrest Two People after Homicide

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UPDATE/ YAKIMA, WA.--Police are still investigating after a man was shot and killed in Downtown Yakima early Friday morning.

Police said the suspects made their jobs a little bit easier when one of them left their ID at the crime scene. Officers went to the address in the Lower Valley and that's where they found the two men connected to the murder. 21-year-old Louis Kennedy Ayala and 26-year old Luberto Fernandez Rodriguez.

Police said around 1 a.m. the men were at Brews and Cues bar with the 23-year-old victim, Justin Michael Flick-Grange.

Witnesses said the three men placed a bet on a game of pool. The victim won the game and one of the suspects didn't have the money to pay. That's when things turned ugly.

"Small exchange of words, suspects were going to leave at which one of them turned, produced a large caliber handgun and shot the victim three times," said Captain Rod Light with the Yakima Police Department.

Paramedics took Flick-Grange to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said they believe Ayala pulled the trigger. He faces first degree murder charges and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday.

Police also tell us the other suspect, Rodriguez, faces charges for rendering criminal assistance.

 

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YAKIMA, WA - Yakima Police say two people face charges after a homicide early Friday morning. 

Officers say just after 1:00am, two people, ages 27 and 21, shot a 23-year-old man at the Brews & Cues bar on South Second Street. 

Police say the man died shortly after at Yakima Regional. No names have been released.  

Yakima County Sheriff Deputies and Officers with the Wapato and Toppenish Police Departments later arrested the two suspects and booked them into the Yakima County Jail.

Officers say this case is still very early in its investigation. If you have any information, contact Yakima Police. 

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