Police: Arrest made in Kennewick shooting

Tri-City HeraldDecember 29, 2013 

Kennewick Police arrested Tommy Avis, 37, Sunday morning and booked him for first-degree assault related to Saturday’s shooting of Derrick Cady, 35, police said.

Three others were arrested on unrelated charges as a direct result of the incident, according to a Kennewick Police news release. Police say they are seeking two other suspects.

Cady and Avis, both from Kennewick, were associates who were involved in a dispute, possibly over property, police said. Both have arrest records. Avis confronted Cady and shot him in his leg at 8:43 a.m. Saturday in the 6000 block of West Albany Court, police said. Avis left in a rented 2014 Nissan Versa, which police recovered, police said.

Police continue looking for Michael Eugene Land, who is 24 and white, who is a suspected accomplice in the shooting, police said. Also wanted for questioning is Genesis Marie Garza, who is 28 and Hispanic, who has unrelated warrants for her arrest, police said.

Cady was taken to Trios Health in Kennewick and then to Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle, where he remains, police said.

Police arrested Cathy Pamela Kelly, 44; Samuel James Crosland, 32; and Russell Allen Hawkinson, 25, on unrelated charges, police said.

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