Warrant issued for Quincy murder suspect

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QUINCY, Wash. (AP) -- An arrest warrant has been issued in Grant County for a man wanted in the shooting death last fall of another man in the central Washington town of Quincy.

The shooting marked the third gang-related fatality in the community in nine months and prompted hundreds of residents to march against gang violence.

The arrest warrant was issued Monday in Grant County Superior Court for 19-year-old Gerardo Miguel Valenzuela Navarro. Navarro is facing a second-degree murder charge for the Sept. 23, 2011 shooting death of 40-year-old Ramiro "Junior' Munoz Jr.

Munoz was a former gang member who confronted a shooter near a park and neighboring home where his family had gathered for a reunion. He was well known in Quincy for helping coach wrestling programs and recruiting volunteers for softball leagues.

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Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/