Homicide suspect thought to be on the lam

Yakima County Sheriff’s detectives continue to actively hunt for Miguel Angel Martinez, 21, of Grandview, but believe he may have left the area. Martinez is wanted in connection with the murder of Carmen Johnson, 20, of Mabton this past Sunday morning.

Johnson was one of two people shot at a party early Sunday morning, Dec. 15, near Grandview. Another unidentified shooting victim was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound and has been released from the hospital.

Anyone with information concerning the case or the whereabouts of Martinez is asked to call investigators at 509-574-2500.


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