The final suspect in a Sept. 22 gang-related shootout is behind bars after getting caught in Pasco.
Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Javier Valdez, 24, at 4 p.m. Monday nearly two weeks after police say he opened fire on a car from the porch of a Eighth Avenue home.
He is being held in the Benton County jail on $100,000 bail on charges of second-degree assault and illegally having a gun.
Valdez was at the home on the 500 block when Nickolas Medelez, 25, and Mitchell Talavera, 22, approached in a car.
A bullet punched through a window in the front of the home, missing several adults and four children inside, before shattering the rear window.
Talavera told police he started shooting after Valdez fired a rifle at the car.
The home’s resident, Tomas Hinojosa, Jr., 38, and Andres Torres-Rodriguez remain in jail after a camera caught Hinojosa handing the other man a handgun. Neither man is allowed to have guns. Both men are still in the Benton County jail.
Medelez and Talavera also remain in jail facing charges of drive-by shooting and assault.