Moses Lake murder suspect arrested in Spokane

Moses Lake murder suspect arrested in Spokane

Moses Lake murder suspect arrested in Spokane

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by KREM.com

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Posted on September 22, 2013 at 5:44 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Officials from the Grant County Sheriff's Office said Sunday morning that a murder suspect was arrested in Spokane.

Anthony J. Vasquez, 23, was arrested Saturday night by U.S Marshals for allegedly shooting another man in a vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store Tuesday night according to authorities. Officials said the victim's girlfriend and her six-year-old son were in the car when the alleged shooting happened.

Federal officials  with help from Spokane Police learned Vasquez was at a house on East Alki Avenue near North Long Road in Spokane Valley. PACT officers along with SWAT and K-9 teams and U.S. Marshals set up a perimeter around the house and tried to talk Vasquez into exiting out the back into custody. Officials said that Vasquez ran out of the backdoor. K-9 units found him quickly and SWAT officers arrested him after a short pursuit on foot around 9:30 Saturday night.

The shooting happened at the Airport Grocery Mart on Patton Boulevard just one block from the Big Bend Community College. Officials said the victim was Juan Jesus Garcia, 22, of Moses Lake.  Garcia was found in an SUV in front of the grocery store.

Vasquez's alleged getaway driver, Alejandro Manzo, was arrested on Thursday.

Check back with KREM.com and watch KREM 2 News at 10:00 and 11:00 for details as we gather them.

 

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