Police arrest 1 in WA teaching assistant’s death



YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — One man has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 24-year-old teacher’s assistant in Yakima.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that police have a 21-year-old man in custody, but officers are searching for a second. Authorities wouldn’t say whether the 21-year-old man arrested is the prime suspect or an accomplice. The man was arrested in Selah, Wash., Friday night. Bail was set at $1 million.

Yecenia Guerrero was fatally shot around 2 a.m. June 12 in the parking lot of a Taco Bell. Police say she was not the intended target, but that a feud among people she knew lead to the shooting.

Guerrero had graduated from the University of Washington, and worked as a teaching assistant at a local elementary. She was engaged to be married.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com