WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a Walla Walla store owner who killed an intruder does not support a “Take Back Walla Walla” group and does not want them rallying Saturday on his behalf.
In a news release Thursday, the city police chief and Walla Walla County sheriff said they have been in contact with the lawyer for John Saul. Attorney Mike Hubbard says Saul believes a rally would hurt the healing process.
Police say surrounding property owners also oppose a demonstration and trespassers could be arrested.
Hubbard says Saul was defending himself and his property May 4 when he shot 22-year-old Cesar Chavira in a break-in at the New York Store Western Outfitters where Saul also lives.
The Walla Walla sheriff’s office says Chavira was a known gang member with a criminal record.
Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com