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Yakima Murder Suspect Released, One Remains in Custody

YAKIMA, Wash. - Gang enforcement officers made two arrests in connection with the Robles murder investigation.  31-year-old Reuben Rojas and a 17-year-old boy were arrested at separate locations in the Yakima area at about 2:00am, Wednesday.

The teen boy remains in custody and faces first-degree murder charges.  Rojas was released later on Wednesday after his alibi checked out.

Police responded to a report of shots fired Monday evening in the area of Cherry and Clarke avenues.

Officers believe that's where 26-year-old Esteban Robles was shot in the stomach.  The man was found a little more than a block away on Roosevelt Avenue and later died at a local hospital.

Police say the shooting was gang related.

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