Update: Pasco driver shot and killed in his pickup near Boise Paper plant identified

A Pasco man is facing possible murder charges after allegedly shooting a man inside of a pickup south of Burbank.

Edgar Chavez-Beltran called police shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday to report he shot someone while they were in a Ford F-550 pickup.

The truck was parked on Attalia East Road, across from the entrance to the Boise Paper plant.

Chavez-Betran was reportedly arguing with Leopoldo Nunez Parra, 42, before the gun was fired.

Attalia Road
One man was killed after an argument on Attalia Road near Boise Cascade Google Map

When Walla Walla County deputies along with Pasco police and Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the call and found Chavez-Beltran standing in the middle of road and Nunez Parra dead in the driver’s seat of the pickup.

Online public records show both men lived in Pasco.

After deputies questioned Chavez-Beltran, he was booked into the Walla Walla County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, said Undersheriff Joe Klundt.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.