A Kennewick man charged with first-degree murder is accused of luring a shooting victim to a Pasco apartment where he was allegedly executed by a teenage gunmen, according to court documents.
Kenyatta K. Bridges, 25, is wanted by police in connection with the Dec. 3 murder of Lorenzo “Richie” Fernandez Jr., 22.
A warrant was issued, and police believe he is on the run with his girlfriend, Mary A. Faucett, 26. A felony warrant for obstruction has been issued for her arrest.
Authorities released photos of the couple Monday and a cash reward has been offered for their arrest. Police say they have ties to the Spokane and Idaho.
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Fernandez was gunned down in the parking lot of a Road 68 apartment complex as he sat in his Ford Mustang, police said. Fernandez left his parents’ house the night of the shooting and drove to the complex after getting a phone call.
Prosecutors claims the call came from Bridges, and he accompanied DeShawn I. Anderson, 18, to the complex when Fernandez was killed, court documents said. Police believe Bridges, who was apparently armed with a 9 mm handgun, did not fire any shots and ran off with Anderson.
A 9 mm magazine was reportedly found at the crime scene along with .45-caliber shell casings.
Anderson, of Finley, was eventually arrested at a Kennewick apartment about a week after the shooting and charged with first-degree murder.
“Following the arrest, Anderson was interviewed and admitted to police that (Bridges) had accompanied him to commit the homicide of Fernandez,” Pasco Detective Corey Smith wrote in court documents.
The apartment where Anderson was arrested Dec. 11 is rented by Bridges’ “mother-in-law,” and he had stayed there in the past, court documents said. Police found a 9 mm handgun at the apartment.
Police found those in the shooting are affiliated with a gang that was in an ongoing feud with Anderson, court documents said. The feud has led to several injuries and two homicides, including the Fernandez killing.
Less than 24 hours after the Nov. 18 shooting, Anthony Guerrero, 20, was killed as he sat in a parked car with friends on West Marie Street, court documents said. Guerrero was friends with Anderson and the teen’s cousin also was shot.
No arrests have been made in the investigation.
Prosecutors allege a little more than two weeks after Guerrero was killed, Anderson shot Fernandez several times. Fernandez was reportedly an associate of the victims in the Nov. 18 shooting.