2100 block North Rhode Island Court, area of fatal shooting (Google street view)
2100 block North Rhode Island Court, area of fatal shooting (Google street view)
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Tuesday afternoon August 23rd, Kennewick Police announced a pair of arrests made in a fatal shooting in April.

  18-year-old facing 1st Degree Murder charge

Sgt. Joe Santoy of the KPD released information indicating that 18-year-old Jacob Young Jr. and a 15-year-old juvenile are in custody for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Ricardo Rivera on April 28th.

On that day, around 5:15 PM, Police responded to the 2100 block of North Rhode Island Court for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they spotted multiple males running from the location. Despite a perimeter being set up, they were not able to capture any suspects.

The location is just a few hundred feet north of Gage Boulevard, just east of Steptoe near the Columbia Center Estates Park.

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However, officers continued to work the case, and after arrest warrants were issued Monday, the arrests followed, according to Sgt. Santoy:

"Kennewick PD, with assistance from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Pasco Police Department, arrested the two suspects. Jacob Young Jr was arrested at a residence in the 9100 block of W Arrowhead Ave in Kennewick & the 15 year old juvenile male was arrested at a residence in the 900 block of N Beech Ave in Pasco."

Santoy said the investigation continues and more information is expected to be released soon.

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