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20-year-old Toppenish homicide victim identified

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2-23-18 UPDATE:

TOPPENISH, WA - The 20-year-old victim found dead with multiple gunshot wounds has been identified.

Toppenish PD confirmed that the homicide victim is Ricardo Daniel Barragan, and an investigation is underway. 

Just before 10 p.m. last night, police found Barragan inside a white pickup with multiple gunshot wounds. The vehicle was found outside a house on North K Street and Lincoln Avenue with windows shattered. That truck does belong to Barragan's family.

Several residents in the area told officers they heard multiple gunshots and saw a car leaving the area immediately after.

"No suspect description," said Captain Dave Johnson with the Toppenish Police Department. "We do have a green Honda four-door leaving the scene, a dark green. That is what a couple witnesses said: 'I heard the shots and saw the vehicle but we're not sure if that's connected, but it was in the general area during the time of the shooting.'"

As of now, it is unsure if this incident is gang related or if Barragan himself had any gang ties.

If anyone has any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call the Toppenish Police Department at (509) 865-4355.

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2-23-18 ORIGINAL STORY:

TOPPENISH, WA - On February 22 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the 10 block of North K St. in reference to shots fired. 

When they got there, officers found a white pickup with a shattered window. Inside the truck seated in the driver’s seat was a Hispanic male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Medical arrived and a short time later pronounced the 20-year-old Hispanic male victim dead at the scene. 

Witnesses told police that a green Honda passenger car was seen leaving the area immediately after the shots were heard. 

Detectives are processing the crime scene and the deceased was released to the coroner. 

If anyone has any information related to this case they are encouraged to call the Toppenish Police Department at (509) 865-4355.

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