Sunnyside police locate two of four wanted for questioning in December shooting

Two of the four people Sunnyside police were seeking in relation to the Dec. 22 shooting of Xavier Perez, 28, at his rental home at 1713 Guernsey Street have been located.

Ironically, one-Amanda Austin-Clark, 22-was in the jail at Sunnyside's Law and Justice Center while officers were looking for her the week of January 15.

"She was arrested Jan. 13 by Sunnyside police on unrelated charges," said Det. Sgt. Jeff Cunningham, who added that no further charges have been filed against her.

One of three men who were also wanted for questioning as suspects, Sonny Brooks Rodriguez, 30, turned himself in to Sunnyside police on Jan. 20, two days after a Daily Sun News article reported police were seeking him, Cunningham said.

"He was questioned and released," said Cunningham. "No charges were filed at this time, but there may be charges pending after we review the case with the prosecutor."

"There are still two other people we need to locate and question," said Cunningham.

Those two are Fidel Medina, 26, and Deciderio Palencia, 18.

The four, all from Sunnyside, were sought by police after a white, 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer, believed to be involved in the shooting, was located in Granger and inspected for bullet impaction at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center Jan. 17.

"All four were in the vehicle that was involved in the shooting," Cunningham confirmed this morning.

Any one who has any information about this case is asked to call the Sunnyside police at 509-836-6211.


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