A suspect in the 2010 slaying of a man who was gunned down in Burbank has been returned to Walla Walla County to face the murder charge.
Victor Castro Aguilar, 32, was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail on Thursday following extradition proceedings in Stanislaus County, Calif.
He had been held there on an unrelated matter and was about to be released in July when it was discovered he was wanted on an arrest warrant from Walla Walla County.
Bail on the warrant is set at $500,000.
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He is expected to be arraigned soon on the first-murder charge, in addition to a charge of first-degree rendering criminal assistance.
Aguilar and co-defendant Luis “Chari” Reyna — who also is charged with first-degree murder, but has not been apprehended — are accused in the Sept. 10, 2010, killing of Jose Ramon Hernandez-Solis.
Hernandez-Solis, 37, who lived in Pasco, was shot to death in a shop at 524 Basin Drive in Burbank.
According to officials, Hernandez-Solis, Reyna and Aguilar were among those attending an early-morning party. Two men left the party after seeing Reyna in possession of a gun, according to a Sheriff’s Office report filed in court.
One of the men fell asleep in Hernandez-Solis’ truck outside and later was awakened by gunshots. The man saw Reyna and possibly Aguilar run from the shop and get into Reyna’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, after which Reyna backed down the driveway, according to the Sheriff’s Office report.
An autopsy revealed that Hernandez-Solis died after suffering two gunshot wounds — one to the left side of his neck and one to his left clavicle.