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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Pasco shooting

Two people were shot and one died in a home on Yakima Street in Pasco on Thursday evening.
Two people were shot and one died in a home on Yakima Street in Pasco on Thursday evening. Tri-City Herald

A 29-year-old Pasco man was identified as the victim of Thursday afternoon’s shooting in Pasco.

Javier Flores was shot and killed in a house on West Yakima Street, said the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.

Pasco police responded shortly before 3:45 p.m. after someone heard gunshots. They found Flores dead and a woman, whose name has not been released, wounded in the basement.

Prosecutors told a judge Friday afternoon that Anthony Delinio Hamilton, 29, shot Flores at point-blank range in the throat and then fired three shots at close-range at the woman.

The woman was rushed to Kadlec Regional Medical Center on Thursday but her condition was not released Friday.

Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ordered Hamilton held in the Franklin County jail on $750,000 bail on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Jerry Dean Porter, 30, is also being held on investigation of first-degree murder. His bail was set at $500,000.

Prosecutors said in court that Porter had been looking for Flores the day before the shooting over some money that was owed him.

Tri-City Regional SWAT team members found and arrested Porter and Hamilton at a home near 20th Avenue and Nixon Street in Pasco shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday.

Hamilton also is being held on first-degree assault for a previous case.

The two men are known to spend time together, including both being charged in a March robbery in which Hamilton allegedly drew a 9mm pistol on a woman in a Pasco apartment building.

Prosecutors dismissed the charge against Porter, but Hamilton is still charged with assault in the case.

Check back for updates.

Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twitter: @cameroncprobert

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