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Police identify victim of homicide; gunman on the loose

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- [UPDATE] 3:00 a.m. Friday: Police have identified the homicide victim from Thursday night as Jaden Quintero, 23, of Kennewick. Police have also confirmed that they are investigating this incident as a homicide and the shooter is still on the loose. Police say they do not believe the...
KENNEWICK, WA
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UPDATE: 23-year-old man shot and killed in downtown Kennewick

Kennewick police are investigating the shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead. Jaden Quintero of Kennewick was shot about 9:30 p.m. on the 200 block of South Washington Street, said Kennewick police. Several people called 911 and reported hearing up to six gunshots in the area. Another caller told dispatchers...
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2nd grader hit in Kennewick crosswalk on his way to school

A second-grader was injured Friday when he was hit by a car on his way to school in Kennewick. The boy was crossing the street at Fourth Avenue and Edison Street at 8:30 a.m when a driver making a left turn hit him, Kennewick police said in a release Friday.
KENNEWICK, WA
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Elementary aged boy struck by car

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A child has been taken to the hospital after being hit by car Friday morning. The wreck happened at the intersection of Edison and 4th in Kennewick, feet away from Edison Elementary, at about 8:30 a.m. According to Police, the child was hit while he was in...
KENNEWICK, WA
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Kennewick homicide: Jaden Quintero shot, killed

Officers released more information on Friday regarding what they now confirm is a shooting death. Jaden Quintero, 23, was shot to death. The determination by detectives has triggered a homicide investigation. “At this time, it does appear that this was a targeted incident,” said Lt. Jason Kiel. “We don’t know...
KENNEWICK, WA

2 people injured after a three-vehicle accident on SR-240 (Richland, WA)

On Wednesday night, a 24-year-old West Richland woman and another person suffered injuries after a multi-vehicle pile-up on SR-240. As per the initial information, the incident took place at around 8:20 p.m. on SR-240 at milepost 36 in Richland. The preliminary reports showed that 27-year-old Samantha Reisenauer was traveling westbound on SR-240 at milepost 36 when her vehicle rear-ended a motorcycle driven by a 24-year-old West Richland woman.
RICHLAND, WA
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Pasco Police Department adds de-escalation tool

PASCO, Wash. — The Pasco Police Department added a tool to improve their tactics for de-escalating situations. On Thursday, the Pasco Police Department made the announcement that they added three new pepper ball guns to their de-escalation toolbox. The colorful yellow parts clearly identify Pasco PD’s new Pepperball guns for...
PASCO, WA
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Stolen vehicle found submerged near Ice Harbor Dam

BURBANK — Deputies from the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office were alerted Friday afternoon to a vehicle in the Snake River above Ice Harbor Lock and Dam. The lock master was alerted and Columbia Basin Dive Rescue, Walla Walla County Fire District No. 5, Franklin County Fire District No. 3 and deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded.
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Staffing shortages in local law Enforcement

Tri-Cities, WA — Staff shortages are effecting businesses and services all over the Tri-Cities, including our police forces. Currently, the Pasco Police Department has five openings, Kennewick has 12, including seven officers, Richland has nine, West Richland two and the Benton County Sheriff's Office has 12, including the Sheriff and Undersheriff.
PASCO, WA
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Semi vs. van crash blocks I-82 in Prosser; one seriously hurt

BENTON COUNTY -- A violent crash between a van and semi truck has shut down the eastbound lanes of I-82 near Prosser. Trooper Chris Thorson says life-flight was dispatched for one seriously injured man in the van. The semi driver was not injured. Trooper Thorson says it took rescue crews over an hour to successfully pull the man from the van.
PROSSER, WA

Identity of Body Found South of Kennewick Released–Still a Homicide

The identity of the person found Tuesday mid-morning south of Kennewick has been released. Benton County Sheriff's Department investigators say the deceased male is 33-year-old Hector Cortez-Ballardo of Pasco. His ID was delayed pending the notification of family members. Tuesday around 10:45 AM, a postal worker making deliveries in the...
KENNEWICK, WA