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Second 17-year-old murder suspect arrested at Southridge HS, police say

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick police said they arrested a second 17-year-old suspect for the murder of Andrea Nunez on Wednesday May 7. 

Officers learned that the suspect was at Southridge High School and arrested him without incident. He was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder at the Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice Center. 

The school was put on lockdown as a precaution. No firearms were found on campus.

He's one of several suspects tied to Nunez' shooting death. Police say the 20-year-old victim was shot and left to die in the street Sunday afternoon near 7th and Gum. 

On May 6, Kennewick police said they arrested a different 17-year-old boy tied to Nunez' murder following a traffic stop. They said he was in a car heading toward Tri-Cities from Oregon. Two other people in the car were also arrested and booked at the Benton County Jail. 

A third suspect, 22-year-old Ezekiel Sanchez of Kennewick, remains at large. 

The shooting appears to be gang-related.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Sanchez. If you know where he can be found please call 509-628-0333.  

To leave an anonymous tip, call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.tricitiescimestoppers.org.

This is a developing story.

 

 

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