Second Suspect in Pasco ‘Driving Gun Battle’ Surrenders to Cops
A 33-year-old suspect turned himself up to Pasco Police Monday evening after his involvement in a shocking shooting earlier.
Juan M. Ledesma (pictured) peacefully gave up to Police in a parking lot at 20th and Court. The arrest stemmed from a Sunday evening incident in which Ledesma and another suspect, 29-year-old Miguel A. Paniagua, allegedly fired shots at another vehicle near 10th and A streets. This shooting began with a dispute between the drivers of two vehicles which originated near 7th and B streets, said Police. Paniagua pictured below.
The incident happened at 8:20PM, about 20 minutes later Paniagua showed up at Lourdes ER with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was treated then taken to the Franklin County jail, facing 7 counts First Degree Assault.
Police say there's apparently a feud between the two suspects and the driver of the other vehicle. The two rigs involved were an older brown pickup (pictured with bullet holes) and a Black SUV.
Witnesses said they saw Paniagua fire multiple shots at the other vehicle, which had children on board at the time.
Arrest scene in Pasco is pictured here.
Now, Ledesma is facing two Counts of First Degree Assault. Police did not elaborate or say if he fired any or if he was the driver. Police are still looking for the driver of the other vehicle, presumed to be the SUV as the police are in custody of the brown truck.
The investigation continues, anyone with any information is urged to call (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.
Paniagua has a lengthy criminal history, including a fatal hit-and- run in Pasco in April 2015. Officers had tried to pull him over for a traffic violation and he sped away, striking another vehicle and killing a Pasco father.