Bail was set at $1 million each for two people allegedly involved in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old Sunnyside boy Saturday.
Jorge Galindo Cardenas and Myra Sosa, both 18, made a preliminary appearance in Yakima County Superior Court this week in connection with the death of David Baldonado, which Sunnyside police describe as gang-related.
Alex Bueno, 15, the alleged shooter, is being held in the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center. He was formally charged with second-degree murder Thursday.
The purpose of that hearing is to try Bueno as an adult. The charge against Bueno could change as the investigation progresses.
The fourth suspect, Raul Robert Alvarez, 18, still is at large, according to Sunnyside police.
According to court documents, Bueno, Sosa, Galindo Cardenas, Alvarez and a fifth person, a confidential informant, were riding around in a 1990 white Cadillac sedan about 6 p.m. Saturday. Bueno told the driver -- who wasn't identified -- to turn down the 1400 block of Gregory Avenue after he spotted Baldonado, who was wearing a red shirt.
The driver obeyed Bueno after Bueno held a gun to his head, the informant told police. Although the other people allegedly told Bueno to leave the gun in the car, Bueno took the pistol with him when he approached Baldonado, the report said.
When Bueno was one to two feet away from Baldonado, he shot the victim four times, the report said. Baldonado later was pronounced dead at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
The court document said the driver was getting ready to leave when Alvarez stopped him and yelled that he couldn't leave "Nightmare" behind. Nightmare is the gang moniker for Bueno, police said in the report.
Bueno jumped into the car, and the driver headed west on Gregory Avenue. The driver stopped in the 1100 block of East Decatur Avenue, where Bueno and Sosa left the vehicle with the gun and ran into the residence. Galindo Cardenas allegedly told Bueno to wash his clothes in case they had gunpowder on them.
The driver was told to drive into the country, the report said.
The next day, Alvarez and the driver changed the wheels on the car in the 200 block of McLean Drive in Sunnyside, the informant told police. The Cadillac still was there and recovered by police Tuesday, police said. Bueno, Sosa and Galindo Cardenas all were taken into custody.
Although the victim's parents have said Baldonado was not a gang member, Charlotte Hinderlider, a police spokeswoman, said Sunnyside police records show that he was.