Two Shot One Dead In Shooting Over Stolen TV
Two people were shot on Saturday for trying to steal a television from a Yakima home. Police were called to the 1100 block of South Fair Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of shots fired in the area. When police arrived they found two people, a man and a woman who were injured from a shooting. Police tried to save 27-year-old Diana Calixtro but she died at the scene.
A 27-year-old man, identified as Luis Cortes-Barragan who was also shot is being treated at a Yakima Hospital and was in critical condition on Sunday.
Authorities say the shooting happened after two people stole a TV from the home. A press release from the Yakima Police Department;
"Witnesses said there was a party at the residence where a man and woman allegedly stole a television from the home as the party was concluding. When the victims confronted the pair, the man pulled out a pistol and shot both of them, before fleeing on foot.
Police found both suspects, still together, in the area of 7th St. and Arlington. They were taken into custody. The 32-year-old Wapato man was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault for pointing the gun at the resident of the house.
A 23-year-old Toppenish woman is being held on suspicion of second-degree theft for the television."
The investigation continues Monday by the Yakima Police Department Major Crimes Unit.
Police are still busy investigating a fatal stabbing of a 42-year-old man reported on Saturday, May 3. Officers were called to the 1100 block of South 32nd Avenue at about 12:08 a.m. for a report of a fight between two men. Capt. Jay Seely says when officers arrived at the duplex they had to force their way inside. Once inside they found the stabbing victim identified as 42-year-old Gasper Villacana. He died at the scene from stab wounds. An Autopsy found he had been stabbed more than 100 times including more than 50 times in the head and upper body. The suspect is being held in the Yakima County jail.