Kennewick Police investigating homicide from early Sunday morning

5-7-19 10:20 a.m. UPDATE:

Ezekiel Sanchez

KPD has probable cause for the arrest of 22-year-old Ezekiel Sanchez.

KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police have arrested another teen in connection to Sunday morning's homicide. Tuesday police announced they arrested a 17 year old at Southridge High School on 2nd degree murder charges. He has been booked into the Benton County Juvenile Justice Center.

Kennewick Police's investigation has also developed probable cause for the arrest of 22-year-old Ezekiel Sanchez of Kennewick.

KPD is asking for the public's help in finding Sanchez. If you know where he can be found, please call us at 509-628-0333. If someone has information that they would like to provide while remaining confidential, they may call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.tricitiescimestoppers.org


5-6-19 11:03 p.m. UPDATE:

KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection to Sunday mornings's homicide.

Police believed the 17-year-old suspect traveled to Hermiston, OR and got information on the vehicle he was traveling in. With the help of the Criminal Apprehension Team, police stopped the suspect vehicle with five people inside. One of those people was positively identified as the alleged suspect. All five people from the vehicle were later transported to the Kennewick Police Department.

The 17-year-old was booked in to the Benton County Juvenile Justice Center for first degree murder. Two other people from the vehicle were later booked into Benton County Jail. 40-year-old Robert Agli was booked for two unrelated felony warrants and an unrelated charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, while 35-year-old Maria Rachel Mendoza was booked for rendering criminal assistance.


5-6-19 3:20 p.m. UPDATE:

homicide

KENNEWICK, WA - After initial investigation, Kennewick detectives believe Sunday morning's homicide that left a 20-year-old woman dead was gang-related. They have been able to get security video from nearby houses and have identified two people of interest and a vehicle that were in the area at the time of the crime. They are asking for the public's help in identifying the two men in the attached photos and the driver of the vehicle.      

The Kennewick Police Department is actively investigating the ongoing homicide investigation with all available resources, and do not believe this victim was selected at random.

On May 5 at about 4:15 a.m., Kennewick Police officers responded to the area of E. 7th Ave. and S. Gum St. for the report of gunshots. When they got there officers found 20-year-old Andrea Nunez lying on E. 7th Ave. with an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

homicide vehicle

Investigators found empty shell casings at the scene and surveillance video from a nearby home which shows other people who appear to be walking and running away from the scene in the immediate time frame. Detectives are actively trying to identify the two men in the video and any additional witnesses. 

If someone has information that they would like to provide while remaining confidential, they may call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.tricitiescimestoppers.org


KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police are investigating a homicide that happened on South Gum Street and 7th Avenue in Kennewick early Sunday morning. 

Police responded to a shots fired call around 4:15 a.m. when they arrived they found a woman dead on the street. Police also found shell casing around the area. 

Based on surveillance video that KPD obtained, they believe they are looking for two hispanic male suspects. 

The victim has not yet been identified. 

This is an ongoing investigation, check back for updates. 

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