Tri-City authorities swarmed a Kennewick apartment complex Thursday morning and arrested a teen suspect in a Pasco shooting last month.
Police got a tip that DeShawn Anderson, 18, was at the Peppertree Village Apartments on North Arthur Street. Anderson — who has multiple outstanding felony warrants — is wanted in connection with a Nov. 18 shooting that left three men injured.
Anderson peacefully surrendered about 9:30 a.m. to members of the Tri-City Regional SWAT Team. He was booked into the Franklin County jail shortly after.
Kamiakin High School was locked down for more than an hour while the incident played out across the street from the school.
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Another teen, Lakisha T. Love, was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Police confirmed the 18-year-old’s arrest is connected to the case. Officials declined to talk about her involvement.
Authorities had searched for Anderson for weeks, checking different locations across the Tri-Cities. His arrest is the first in a rash of shootings in the Pasco area that have left two dead and multiple others injured.
Kennewick police descended on a home Nov. 20 where Anderson was believed to be, but he apparently left before authorities arrived. The SWAT team surrounded a Pasco apartment complex the next day after a tip came in Anderson was there. However, authorities did not find him when they searched an apartment.
The victims of the Nov. 18 shooting were coming home from a night out at a Pasco casino when two armed suspects reportedly ambushed them. The suspects fired close to 20 rounds into a car on the 800 block of West Margaret Street.
All the men suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police — who say the shooting could be gang related — have not identified another suspect.
Another shooting less than 24 hours later claimed the life of Anthony Guerrero, 20. The Pasco man was sitting in a parked car with friends on the 800 block of West Marie Street when gunmen opened fire.
Guerrero died at a Tri-City hospital shortly after the shooting. Two other men in the car also were shot and are recovering from their injuries.
There is a possibility three suspects were involved in the shooting, police said. Investigators are working to identify suspects and no arrests have been made.
Police say both shootings are most likely connected and could be the result of gang tensions in the Pasco area. Those close to Guerrero say he was not affiliated with any gang.
A third shooting last week at a Pasco apartment complex left Lorenzo “Richie” Fernandez, 22, dead. The Pasco man was gunned down Dec. 3 while in his Ford Mustang at the Stonegate Apartments on Road 68.
Fernandez was shot multiple times and died in the parking lot of the apartment complex. No suspects have been identified.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting and are investigating if it’s somehow connected to the other shootings.
“People know who did it or who was involved,” said Pasco Sgt. Jeff Harpster. “It’s just a matter of talking to the right people.”
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call 509-545-3510.