WALLA WALLA, Wash. - New details have come to light in a shooting murder that took place in Walla Walla on Wednesday.
According to court documents, Edgar Alejandro Chavez-Beltran called dispatchers that day to tell them he had shot someone in the head who he said tried to take his gun.
Chavez-Beltran told police he believed he shot at the victim, who he called "Leon", at least 11 times, and that he knew he shot him in the head twice.
He also told police that he and the victim had not gotten along at work, and that he thought Leon was intimidating him.
He went on to tell police that during an argument, Leon had reached towards him, and that's when he grabbed his .9mm Taurus pistol from his waistband, racked the slide and began firing.
When first responders arrived on scene, they found Leopoldo Nunez Parra dead in the drivers seat of the Ford F550.
They say the vehicle was still running, and still in drive, and that he had an obvious gunshot wound to the face.
Chavez-Beltran's bail was set at $1 million dollars.