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Drive By Shooting Takes Life of Man In Kennewick

Monday September 11th at around 1 p.m. a man was fatally shot in a random drive by shooting in central Kennewick. Police ask for your help in this pending homicide investigation!

Here’s the press release from the Kennewick Police Department:

Case Number: 17-34073 / Homicide
Date and Time of Incident 11 September 2017 / 1313
Location of Incident: 1500 Block West 7th Place

Summary of Incident:
Today, approximately 1313 hours, Kennewick Police patrol officers were dispatched to a shooting incident in the 1500 block of West 7th Place. A suspect described as a Hispanic male, thin build, in his 20’s is believed to have shot the victim of this incident, outside the residence itself. The suspect is believed to be armed with a handgun and was last seen leaving the scene in a white, or cream colored sedan type vehicle. It is not known yet the make, model, or number of doors on this vehicle. We also are not immediately aware of whether or not the suspect drove off, or was a passenger in this described vehicle leaving the area.
The victim sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound and was treated at the scene by first responding patrol officers, Kennewick Fire Department medics, and ultimately was transported to Trios ER where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s identity has yet to be released pending the notification of family.
The Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team has been requested to assist with the crime scene processing. They are scheduled to arrive approximately 1700 – 1800 hours tonight.
Anyone with additional information is requested to contact Kennewick Police.
Updated releases pertaining to this investigation will be released when new information becomes releasable.
If someone has information that they would like to provide while remaining confidential, they may call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit


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