Police in Yakima County search for Wapato murder suspect

Accused of killing a 14-year-old boy

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Police are searching for 19-year-old Christopher Trejo who has a nationwide warrant for his arrest for 1st Degree murder. 

The Yakima County Sheriff's Department and the Wapato Police Department think Trejo is the suspect in the shooting and murder of a 14-year-old boy in Wapato's Lions Park on April 8. 

Police believe Trejo fled to western Washington or to Oregon. He is 5'10" and weighs 160 pounds. Deputies consider Trejo armed and dangerous. 

Sgt. Jerrold Towell with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office told our media partners at Q13, "If you're willing to shoot a 14-year-old, you may be willing to shoot anybody so we need to get him in custody.”

If you know where they can find him, Crime Stoppers Yakima County will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000. Submit a tip at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 800-248-9980 or through the P3 Tips App on your cell phone.


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