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YAKIMA, Wash - New information on a deadly shooting in Terrace Heights last week. Investigators are now saying the three suspects from the Tri-Cities came to a Terrace Heights home to break-in and rob the home owner of drugs and money. During the home invasion one of the suspects was shot and killed by the homeowner.
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is pushing to add first-degree murder charges to the two suspects who broke into the home. Thursday, the day of the shooting, Khiry Jackson of Pasco and Lawrence Adams of Kennewick were arrested. Police say those two, along with Marcus Bradford of Kennewick broke-into the home on the 200 block of Observation Drive. The homeowner, Luis Acevedo and his friend William Hawley were there at the time. Hawley opened the door to see who it was, that is when the three suspects forced their way in. Hawley yelled to Acevedo the suspects had guns. Acevedo then shot Bradford in the head as Bradford was also raising his gun. Investigators say if Bradford was not brought into the situation, where a felony was to happen, things would have been different.
"But had they not gone into this willfully, into a enterprise where they were going to rob somebody, Marcus would still be alive," said Chief Ed Campbell of the Sheriff's Office in a press conference Monday.
Chief Campbell says there are tips indicating Acevedo was selling drugs, but he has not been charged with any crime yet. Only a small amount of drugs was found in his house and it is unknown if it belonged to Acevedo. There is also a report there may have been someone else in the house who left before police arrived. The investigation will continue and the Sheriff's Office expects to have some more details in the next few days.