Suspect in fatal Wapato shooting arrested in Montana

Suspect in fatal Wapato shooting arrested in Montana

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - A man who police say shot and killed a man in Wapato has been arrested in Montana.

According to reports, investigators found and arrested Jacob Ozuna in Hardin, MT while he was leaving a store, Saturday morning.

Ozuna was wanted in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Dario Alvarado.

Reports from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office stated Ozuna pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the area of the face during a party in Wapato. The suspect continued to shoot the victim multiple times.

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Investigators said he was shot at least four times in the head and torso which killed him on the scene.

Alvarado leaves behind five kids and a family.

Alvarado's mother Norma Esqueda said catching her son's killer brings her family some comfort.

"I don't wish bad to nobody but I think justice is the right word for him and we're going to handle it one day at a time," Esqueda said. "We're a really really close family so we're gonna miss him but we'll see him one of these days, so that's not a problem, we'll all be together."

The sheriff's office said Ozuna is in jail in Big Horn County Montana and he will face a judge next week before being transported to Yakima County.

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