Police Investigate Shooting

11-8-19 UPDATE:

KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police arrested 24-year-old Thomas Rosales in connection to a shooting that happened on October 23rd.

After reviewing investigative reports, the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed first degree assault and first degree unlawful possession of a firearm charges, and issued a warrant for Rosales’s arrest.

On October 23rd just before 8 p.m., Kennewick Police officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of S. Grant Street. When they arrived, they found the victim, Casey Bockman, with a gunshot wound to the leg. Bockman was taken to Trios Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Officers learned a man confronted Bockman in his front yard and allegedly fired two shots, one of which struck Bockman in the leg. 

On November 7th at about 3:30 p.m., a Pasco Police detective conducted a traffic stop where the driver, later identified as Rosales, got out and ran away. After a short pursuit, officers took Rosales into custody on several warrants and he was booked into the Franklin County Jail.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Kennewick Police Department at 509-628-0333.


10-23-19 ORIGINAL STORY:

KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police are investigating an acquaintance shooting on Grant St. and 4th Ave. in Kennewick.

The shooting was reportedly around 8 p.m; when the victim and the shooter were in a heated dispute and the shooter shot the victim in the leg. 

KPD says the two men's names are not to be released at this time.

Police reacted to a call around 8 p.m. about a weapons complaint, but before police arrived the shooter fled the scene. 

Police say the community is not in danger since this is a targeted event to one person.

The shooting is still under an active investigation. 

This is a developing story. 

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