An argument between a 29-year-old Pasco man and a group of people resulted in the man being shot in the chest and police searching for a shooting suspect.
Edgar Martinez-Robledo, 40, is being sought on a warrant for first-degree assault, said Pasco police Capt. Jim Raymond.
The incident was reported around 8 p.m. Thursday when the victim, who is not being named, arrived at Lourdes Medical Center for treatment, Raymond said.
The victim was shot with a small-caliber handgun. The injury is not life-threatening, Raymond said. Friends dropped the victim off at the hospital.
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The argument reportedly took place in the 200 block of West Clark Street, and the victim was shot while sitting in the back of a vehicle.
Martinez-Robledo is known to travel between the Tri-Cities and the Hermiston/ Umatilla area, Raymond said.
He may be driving a dark gray 1986 Honda Prelude with Oregon plates 557-FBU.
Anyone with information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Martinez-Robledo is asked to call Pasco police at 545-3421 or 545-3482.
Bank robber uses pepper spray to make escape
An armed bank robbery suspect shot pepper spray inside a Grandview bank before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The robbery occurred at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Key Bank branch on East Second Street.
Witnesses say a man entered the bank armed with a weapon and demanded cash from the tellers, police said. Four employees and one customer were inside during the robbery.
He then sprayed the bank with pepper spray, police said.
Grandview Fire and Aid crews treated all the victims on scene who were exposed to the pepper spray.
A K-9 unit from Prosser police attempted to track the suspect, but was unable to locate him, police said. Deputies from the Yakima County and Benton County sheriff's offices also searched for the robber.
The case has been referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Anyone in the area around the time of the robbery is asked to call Grandview police at 509-882-2000.