Third man arrested in Grandview trooper-involved shooting
GRANDVIEW, Wash. — A third man connected with last week’s trooper-involved shooting in Grandview is now in custody.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that a 20-year-old allegedly acted as an accomplice. He’s accused of picking up 18-year-old Manuel Aviles, taking him home and helping him tend to his gunshot wound.
He’s also accused of burning the sweatshirt Aviles was wearing during the shootout and giving him a new sweatshirt and new shoes.
He has yet to be formally charged.
Aviles and Felipe Cortes-Barajas, 39, are accused of opening fire on Trooper Nate Dawson after leading police on a high speed chase. Gunshots damaged Dawson’s patrol car, including its in-car computer. The suspects escaped.
Detectives found a stolen shotgun and 20 pounds of stolen marijuana along with a cell phone, which may have belonged to Aviles, inside the getaway car, according a court affadavit.
Aviles and Cortes-Barajas are being held at the Yakima County Jail on numerous felony charges. Their bail is posted at $500,000.