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Deputies looking for murder suspect in Wapato shooting

Deputies looking for murder suspect in Wapato shooting

WAPATO, Wash. - Deputies are searching for Jacob Ozuna as a suspect in a fatal shooting.

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office said 35-year-old Dario Alvarado was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso at the 100 block of Winaway Road Thursday, May 10.

Witnesses said the victim was having a gathering at a friend's place in Wapato prior to moving to Western Washington.

Ozuna contacted Alvarado in the driveway and began to argue, according to reports.

Ozuna pulled out a handgun and shot Alvarado in the area of the face.

Alvarado then hid behind a vehicle with people inside, but witnesses said Ozuna continued to shoot. The driver and passenger in the vehicle drove away for fear of being hit.

The suspect continued to shoot the victim multiple times, and at one point reportedly grabbed another loaded pistol and began shooting at the victim from inside his truck.

Ozuna drove away in his pickup truck after reports said Alvarado went down.

YCSO deputies and police officers are investigating to locate Ozuna.

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Sargent Aaron Wuitschick says Ozuna is armed and dangerous.

“He is wanted for homicide, two counts of assault in the first degree and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. He’s also wanted for a department of corrections escape community custody warrant," said Wuitschick.

Jacob Ozuna is a 36-year-old Hispanic man. He is 5'8 and about 155 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. He had a shaved head with a longer patch of hair in the back when he was last seen. He has numerous tattoos on his body. He has face, chest, neck, hands and arm tattoos.

Reports indicate Ozuna is a documented “Norteno” gang member. He is known by law enforcement and his acquaintances by his gang moniker, “Kapone”.

Deputies said he may be with a wanted female, Mikeyla L. Polk, 20. She is a Native American female. She is 5-01, about 125 lbs. She has brown eyes and long brown hair. She is wanted for a City of Yakima misdemeanor warrant.

Deputies said he may have sought treatment after the shooting on the weekend at Harborview Medical Center.

Reports state he has numerous relatives and friends in Yakima County. He also has relatives in Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon, Washington.

He has a $1 million warrant for his arrest for first degree murder.

If you see him, you're urged to call 9-1-1.

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