Pasco Drive-By Suspect Caught in Sunnyside, Victim in Coma
The suspect in a drive by shooting that took place on Lewis Street in Pasco is in custody after being arrested in Sunnyside without incident. The suspect is a 17 year old male from Pasco that allegedly shot a 51 year old man driving in an SUV. The 51 year old victim was airlifted to Spokane and is in a medically induced coma according to the Pasco PD Facebook page. The teen was arrested and taken back to Tri-Cities and booked into juvenile detention. He faces charges of Assault First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Attempted Vehicle Theft, and Drive-By Shooting.
Detectives were able to find probable cause with security camera footage and witnesses. This is still an active investigation and if you have any information that can help the case, contact Pasco PD at (509) 545-3421 weekdays or Dispatch at (509) 545-3510 nights and weekends. Pasco case PP17-31037 Assault.