SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Officers with the Sunnyside Police Department responded to reports of shots fired on August 1 to find a 19-year-old male who had been shot in the shoulder. Angel Rodriguez-Chavez, from Toppenish, was found around the 1300 block of S 6th Street before being taken to a nearby hospital. There, he was stabilized then flown to a high-level trauma center, according to SPD Commander Scott Bailey. 

Witnesses told SPD that Rodriguez-Chavez had been with a female friend at her home when her ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old Julian Juarez, showed up. The woman had reportedly recently broken up with him, but he was demanding they let him in, according to witnesses. 

Sunnyside police looking for shooting suspect

Julian Juarez 28 YOA from Yakima WA. 

Rodriguez-Chavez looked out the window, and Juarez began shooting into the home, according to Bailey. Juarez left in a light blue Mercedes-Benz with state license plates CBUO432. 

Sunnyside police looking for shooting suspect

Julian Juarez is believed to be driving this vehicle, 2010 Mercedes-Benz light blue WA license CBU0432. 

SPD is asking anyone with information on Juarez’ location to contact 509-836-6200 or CrimeTips@sunnyside-wa.gov. He is believed to be armed with a handgun.