Pasco police have issued a statewide alert for the arrest of a person of interest in one of last week’s gang-related shootings.
But police say they have yet to identify a suspect in a second shooting that left a Pasco man dead and two others injured.
Anthony Guerrero, 20, died hours after the car he was sitting in was sprayed with bullets Nov. 19 on West Marie Street. Two men armed with handguns were spotted at the scene.
The incident was the second of three shootings in Pasco in two days. Police say the shootings are a result of a gang conflict.
Family and friends say Guerrero was not a gang member and routinely hung out in the neighborhood where he was shot.
The first incident was late Nov. 18 as four men returned to a house on West Margaret Street, police said. Two armed suspects ambushed and opened fire on their car. Three men were shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators want to question DeShawn Anderson, 18, in connection with that shooting. He has outstanding warrants in Benton and Franklin counties.
Anderson has ties to other parts of Washington, so a statewide alert was issued for his arrest, said police Capt. Jim Raymond.
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to Anderson’s arrest. Authorities ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 509-586-8477, 800-222-8477 or visit www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.
Raymond told the Herald on Tuesday that police are following up leads to try and track down whoever shot Guerrero.
“We will continue to do that until all leads are exhausted,” he said.
In the third incident, a house on the 400 block of North Cedar Avenue was shot at Nov. 19 in an apparent drive-by. No injuries were reported.