The two told investigators that they had been driving in the Sunnyside/Outlook area when they saw a white car occupied by gang members. An occupant in the white car fired a shot that struck the victim. The victim was then transported to SSCH. There were inconsistencies in this story from the outset.
Detectives later learned that one of the occupants of the car had fired the shot that struck the victim. The suspect, a 31 year old Hispanic male from Outlook, was booked at the Yakima County Jail on murder charges.
The victim is identified as 29 year old Roberto Licea of Sunnyside. Next of kin have been notified. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.