Two arrested in Sunnyside drive-by shooting, police chase

Two arrested in Sunnyside drive-by shooting, police chase

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - Sunnyside police have arrested two people involved in a drive-by shooting.

The Sunnyside Police Department (SPD) heard reports of a black Honda driving through the alley of the 1200 block of E. Edison Avenue around 10:06 p.m., Saturday. Reports said several shots were being fired from the vehicle.

Police investigators were unable to find any evidence of shots fired in the area, but called for extra patrols through the night.

Officers who were foot patrolling the area then heard 10-15 gunshots coming from the same alley, roughly four hours after responding.

Police noticed a suspicious Honda, which was driving away from the alley and attempted to pull it over.

Police began to follow the car as the Honda did not stop, and a short chase ensued. Reports said the vehicle was failing to yield and ran stop signs in the pursuit.

The suspect vehicle lights were then turned off in an attempt to lose police, but the car then crashed near the intersection of Otis and Saul Road in Sunnyside.

Police arrested 32-year-old Sheena Tate, of Sunnyside at the car. A second suspect, 38-year-old Luis Farias, of Sunnyside, ran from the car and police caught him roughly 50 yards from the crash.

Police said these suspects were likely involved in the earlier shooting reported around 10 p.m., Saturday.

Investigators found a pistol just outside the vehicle, according to SPD reports. An and an empty pistol magazine was also seized.

The suspects are being held on drive-by shooting charges. Farias is also charged with firearm possession and eluding police.

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