Parkland Homes shooting suspect being released from hospital into police custody

A Parkland Homes shooting suspect injured in last Tuesday's double homicide, which left two others injured as well, is being released from Sunnyside Community Hospital today (Tuesday). He will be placed directly into the custody of U.S. Immigration officials, said Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder.

Alvaro Perez, 37, of California is being held in connection with the shooting deaths of Jesus Jaime Torres, 24, of Pasco and Jose Barragon-Guevera, no known address, which occurred June 28 at #36 E. Parkland Drive in Sunnyside, at Parkland Homes.

Still being treated at the Sunnyside hospital is Jesus Villalobos, 34, of Sunnyside. Listed as being in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle is a third shooting victim, Leo Sanchez, no known address. All three are facing charges in the incident, said Radder.

Sunnyside police expect to receive word today (Tuesday) regarding the results from the Washington State Crime Lab experts' examination of the crime scene.

As of this morning Sunnyside police were still unsure of the motive behind the shootings.

"We are still waiting to receive the crime lab report," said Radder.


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